From the 1st of July , commuters opting for the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway will encounter increased toll charges, necessitating additional expenditure. Individuals traveling by car will be required to pay Rs 320 for a one-way journey, while those returning on the same day will face a toll fee of Rs 485.
In response to a decision made by the National Highways Authority of India, toll fares on the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway have been raised. This change specifically applies to the stretch between Mysuru and Nidaghatta at Maddu.
According to the notice released by NHAI, the toll rates for different types of vehicles are as follows: cars will incur a one-way toll of Rs 155 and Rs 235 for a return journey within 24 hours. Mini buses will be charged Rs 235 for a one-way trip and Rs 375 for a return journey within 24 hours. For trucks with two axles, the toll fee will amount to Rs 525 for a one-way trip and Rs 790 for a return journey within 24 hours.
The recent increase in toll prices adds to the ongoing concern which Initially started at a time when the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway had become the subject of conversation due to a rise in road accidents and fatalities, According to the police department, since its inauguration in March of this year, the expressway has witnessed over 60 casualties and approximately 500 reported accidents.
The expressway significantly reduces the travel duration between Bengaluru and Mysuru, bringing it down to approximately 75 minutes from the previous three-hour journey. Spanning a length of 117 km, the construction of this road is being carried out in two phases, with a total investment of Rs 8,408 crore. The project includes the establishment of five bypasses strategically designed to alleviate traffic congestion in the surrounding towns