By: Pune Pulse
September 1, 2023
Pune: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has expedited the work of the ‘Harit Mahamarg’ (Greenfield Corridor) report for the Pune-Bengaluru highway.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Bharat Todkari, Consulting Engineer, NHAI Pune said, “The NHAI will finalize the report for the Pune-Bengaluru Harit Mahamarg (Greenfield Corridor) soon & submit it to the center. The proposed Harit Mahamarg will be around 700 km.”
As per information, about three thousand kilometres of roads are proposed to be constructed under the ‘Bharatmala’ project to connect selected cities and metros of the country. The Pune-Bangalore National Highway has also been included in it.
The existing Pune-Bengaluru highway is 838 km long. The new green highway will be 745 km long. Hence Pune and Bangalore will come closer. About 40 thousand crore rupees will be spent on this highway. This highway will be eight-lane, with a speed of 120 km per hour. It will be a completely new highway.
This highway will start from Varve Budruk. 8 lanes are proposed on this highway. Considering the Samruddhi expressway, this highway is going to be completely asphalted. This route is proposed to go from Pathkar Nakas connecting to the nearby villages instead of going directly through other cities including Pune, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur.