Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway toll charges: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is expected to begin collecting tolls on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway beginning March 12. The NHAI had previously announced in a press release that it would begin collecting tolls on the expressway tomorrow. However, the Centre has not given it the go-ahead to collect the toll.
“We had previously announced that the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway would begin collecting tolls tomorrow. We have not yet received confirmation from the Centre and are awaiting the same,” said BT Sridhar, project director for the National Highways Authority of India, to Tv9 Kannada.
Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway: What is the toll charge?
The NHAI has set the toll fee for the 55-kilometer stretch at Rs 155 for light vehicles. Car commuters will be required to pay Rs 300 for a 300-kilometer round-trip on the Expressway. The NHAI has finalized toll fees for the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta stretch; the one-way fee for cars and light vehicles is Rs 135. Buses must pay Rs 460, while heavy vehicles must pay between Rs 750 and Rs 900.
The toll is anticipated to generate Rs 5 crore per day for the NHAI, or Rs 2,444 crore per year. The contract to collect the toll for ten years has been awarded. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, previously stated that Rs 8,408 crore was spent to construct the highway. In a decade, 20.44 billion rupees will be collected in tolls.
The 119-kilometer-long highway shortens the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru to seventy-five minutes. The first phase is a 58-kilometer stretch between Bengaluru and Niddagatta. The second segment is a 61-kilometer-long highway connecting Nidagatta and Mysore. There are 19 large bridges, 44 small bridges, 50 underpasses, and four railway overbridges along the entire stretch. The project that began in May 2019 was inaugurated on March 12 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.