Bengaluru-Mysuru highway to be repaired within 20 days: Minister
- KT Shrikante Gowda of JD(S) criticised the chief minister of being ignorant to the problems on the stretch
- But PWD Minister Dr HC Mahadevappa denied these allegations on chief minister
- Mahadevappa said the will be asphalted in 20 days
The Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway will be repaired within 20 days promised PWD Minister Dr HC Mahadevappa. During the question hour at the Assembly, KT Shrikante Gowda of JD(S) commented that the Bengaluru – Mysuru highway is absolutely unmotorable. The big craters on the stretch has turned out to be a nightmare for the road users. "Chief Minister who should have travelled on this road, often prefers to fly thus ignoring the problems that people face. But does even PWD Minister too ignores the road," commented Gowda.
Responding to this, PWD Minister Dr HC Mahadevappa said Chief Minister is very much travelling by road and sarcastically asked Srikante Gowda to see an ophthalmologist. The road was developed in 2004. In 2014, the then Union Minister Oscar Fernandes had taken action to hand over the road to National Highways Authority. Currently, the road has been inspected in two stages – one from Bengaluru to Nidaghatta and second from Nidaghatta to Mysuru. Mahadevappa said he is personally supervising the works. The heavy rains during Dasara has caused craters in the road between Maddur and Bengaluru. Within 20 days the road will be repaired he promised, reports Kannada Prabha.