Bengaluru-Mysore highway, inaugurated by PM 6 days ago, flooded after rain

This is the subterranean bridge that was submerged when Karnataka suffered unprecedented rainfall last year.


Karnataka’s Bengaluru-Mysoru highway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi six days ago after heavy rain hit the state’s Ramanagara district on Friday night , the highway was flooded.

The Rs 8,480 crore expressway was flooded near Ramanagara district near Bengaluru. The accumulated water under the bridge on the expressway has been stagnant, causing accidents one after another, causing vehicles to move slowly, and traffic jams on the expressway for a long time.

This is the subterranean bridge that was submerged when Karnataka suffered unprecedented rainfall last year.

Some distressed commuters have slammed Chief Minister BS Bommai and the prime minister for damaging their vehicles and questioned whether the highway is ready to open.

“My Maruti Swift car was half submerged under a flooded bridge. It stalled and a truck hit my car from behind. Who will be responsible? I asked Chief Minister Bommai to fix my car. PM Modi opened Highways, has he checked with his Ministry of Roads and Transport that the roads are ready to open? Are we supposed to suffer for vote bank politics? They demand exorbitant tolls, what good is that?” commuter Vikas told NDTV .

Another emotional commuter, Nagaraju, said his car was the first in a string of accidents and he questioned who was to blame for them. He said if the prime minister came they would remove the water within 10 minutes.

“Shortly after the water started filling the underground bridge, multiple accidents were reported. First mine…then there was a series of crashes involving seven to eight vehicles. There was no room for the water to recede .If there is news of the arrival of the Prime Minister, they will clear these waterlogs within 10 minutes. Don’t you see that we ordinary people are suffering? Whose responsibility is this?” Nagaraju said.

On March 12, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the 118-kilometer Bengaluru-Mysore highway, cutting the journey time from three hours to about 75 minutes.

The six-lane Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH 275 is expected to be a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region.

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