Construction & Engineering
Bangalore Elevated Tollway Limited (BETL)
The Ten Laned Mixed Corridor to Electronic City, Bangalore on NH7 was inaugurated by Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister for Road Transport and Highways in Bengaluru on 22nd January, 2010. This 9.985 km elevated highway is the longest elevated national highway in the country, and is a first step towards solving the infrastructure crisis of Bengaluru. Lakhs of daily commuters have benefitted by saving more than an hour of travelling time from Silk Board Junction to Electronic City. It has also shortened the travel time for those travelling between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. With traffic of about 1.5 lakh Passenger Car Units (PCUs), this elevated highway is the second busiest toll road in the country, and the third busiest in the world
The travel time on this stretch from Silk Board Junction to Electronic City used to take more than one and half hours during peak hours. The state-of-the-art elevated expressway has reduced the commuting to around 15 minutes!
The project is a part of the North-South Corridor connecting Srinagar to Kanyakumari . A Consortium comprising IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited, Soma Enterprise Limited and NCC Limited completed the project through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The elevated highway has been built with an investment of Rs. 765 crores. Bangalore Elevated Tollway Limited (BETL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed by the Consortium has built this project on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Apart from utilizing the latest segmental construction techniques, special attention was devoted to aesthetic and visual integration of various structural elements. This expressway is being considered as one of the most elegant expressways being built in the shortest possible time in the country today
Besides the elevated expressway, BETL has also developed the 6 lanes divided main carriageways with RCC storm water drain, 8 pedestrian underpasses, and 16 bus bays & shelters. Also, a 4 lane flyover at Bommasandra (km 21.170 to km 22.000), and 6 lane flyovers at Chandapura (km 23.720 to km 24.600) and Attibele (km 31.690 to km 32.400) have been built to ease the regular highway traffic along the stretch. The Consortium will operate and maintain the roads in the stretch between Silk Board Junction and Inter State Border for the next 18 years. The Concession Period is 20 years