NHAI is upgrading the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway into 10 lanes and according to reports land acquisition has been completed at most places. NHAI aims to complete the project by 2020. The work to convert the highway is in progress and efforts will be made to complete the project by December next year.
According to reports, nearly 50% of the people who lost their lands for the project have already collected compensation and the remaining would collect it shortly. Measures will be initiated to curb irregularities pertaining to the compensation. The proposed highway will have bypass roads at Bidadi, Ramanagaram-Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna. Mandya town may get an elevated corridor as there are discussions at the department level.
The agencies concerned would plant 200 saplings a kilometre on either sides of the highway to compensate the axing of trees for the ongoing works.