Bangalore town is thickly populated and In order to ensure safe, smooth, efficient, and high speed transport corridor to this city, it is impetus that the infrastructure of city and adjoining towns anticipated the development. National Highways NH 648 (NH 207), NH 48 (NH 4), NH 275, NH 948, NH 209 & NH 75 (Hassan road), and majority of State Highways SH 3, SH 85, & SH 35 pass through Bangalore city comprising heavy commercial traffic movement. Most of these traffic pass through the Bangalore city and resulting huge traffic jams. Also, the NICE ring road currently has only four lanes configuration with very congested traffic level. Further, the toll rates are also exorbitant in comparison to NHAI toll rates due to private operator (about 4 times and without return passage). The STRR will function as an alternative and there is huge potential for the traffic to get divert the proposed STRR facility. Provision of STTR will ensure high speed connectivity primarily to Bangalore International airport and to the proposed Bangalore – Chennai Expressway. Therefore, reviving the STRR project with considering current development in the region including development of STRR west side is absolute necessary on priority basis and it is propose to consider a 6lanes carriageway configuration throughout as minimum requirement.
Road Under Progress In STRR
Dobbaspet to Hoskote (80.20km) The stretch of NH 207 from Dobbaspet to Hoskote (length 80.20km) on the east side of STRR has taken up for implementation to 4lanes divided carriageway configuration with 45m land width by NHAI. However, the civil work currently held up due to contract complications. NHAI is currently reviving this project with 60m right of way and 6lanes project facilities. Hoskote to Sarjapur/Bagalur The portion from Hoskote to Sarjapur/Bagalur (length about 25km) is currently under a detailed project report stage by KITCO consultants in NHAI. The alignment is already finalize by NHAI to this portion. This alignment will be integrate with our current study to complete the ring for the entire STRR alignment. Bangalore – Chennai Expressway The Bangalore – Chennai Expressway is a proposed greenfield expressway between the cities of Bangalore (Karnataka) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). This project formulated under NHDP Phase IV program and currently consider under the Bharatmala Scheme. This high speed travel corridor will run parallel to existing NH 4 and will be develop with the total access control facility. The proposed expressway starts from Hoskote (the junction of NH 4 & NH 207) and ends in Sriperumbudur (just 40km away from Chennai) in Tamil Nadu. The total length of this proposed facility will be 262.3km. The expressway passes through Bangalore Rural & Kolar districts in Karnataka state (about 75.6km), Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh (88.31km), and Vellore, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu (98.33km). The proposed configuration will be 4lanes carriageway with 5 major interchanges with full access control facilities