Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway turns into a nightmare

Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway turns into a nightmare

The Bengaluru - Mysuru Expressway in Karnataka was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi about a week ago, but has been left in the centre of attention after commuters reported waterlogging in pockets of the 118 km road.

It was built at a cost of Rs 8,480 crore, the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway was built to reduce the travel time between the two cities from around three hours to 75 minutes. Many spots on the expressway were waterlogged after a minor spell of rain in the Bengaluru-Ramanagara region.

A Ramnagar resident pointed out that waterlogging was so severe that a car got stuck in the middle and a lorry hit it from the back of the highway, according to a report by India Today. Another person said his vehicle was submerged in the water, and he had to turn off the engine.

Multiple accidents were reported soon after water started filling the underbridge. A commuter told NDTV that there were a series of bumper-to- bumper accidents involving seven to eight vehicles.

Some opposition leaders said that the decision to inaugurate the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway was done in a hurry due to the upcoming elections.

Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway turned out to be a nightmare. The water-logging has caused severe distress in Ramanagara Mandya Districts, said Congress' DK Suresh.

BRS leader Y Sathish Reddy stated, Never hurry and rush to open incomplete expressways for elections PM Modi had inaugurated the 118 km-long Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project last Sunday.

In the last few days, images of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway have gone viral on social media. The growth of our nation is taking immense pride in the youth. He said that all these projects will open up the paths of prosperity and development.