A major takeaway from the second Central budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitarqaman is the announcement that work on the Rs 20,000 crore Bengaluru-Express way will start in the next six months.
She also announced that 60 to 70 per cent of lands needed for the project have acquired.
The six-lane super expressway will begin at Hoskote in Bengaluru and end at the Outer Ring in Chennai.
Once completed, this will be the third expressway between the two megapolis. Already there are two expressways, one from Chennai via Chittoor-Palmaner-Palar and another via Krishnagiri-Hosur.
The 262km long expressway will reduce travel between the two cities to four hours against six to seven hours.
To be implemented under public-private partnership, it will be one of 12 highway projects being launched by the Modi Government.