Nelamangala is 10 min away

Nelamangala is 10 min away

4.5-km elevated stretch of Tumkur Road thrown open to traffic

The Elevated Highway has reduced to a mere 10 minutes travel time between Nelamangala and Yeshwantpur that used to take 45 minutes.

The stretch, part of the 19.5-km toll road, is elevated up to Widia factory, levels off to some distance and is again elevated for a distance of a few kilometres at Dasanapura and Nelamangala.   

The stretch below the elevated road will continue to be toll free as it comes under the City limits, but motorists have to pay the toll on the main road beyond the City limits.

With the opening of the elevated stretch on Tumkur Road, traffic congestion caused due to plying of a large number of heavy vehicles, including lorries and non-stop buses proceeding towards the central and northern parts of the State, will be eased.

However, the speed limit on the stretch is restricted to 80 km per hour, said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Praveen Sood.

However, those coming to the City will have to bear the brunt of traffic flow at snail’s pace for six more months as the ongoing work on Metro rail project has caused bottlenecks at Goraguntepalya Junction which is also a point of convergence into a single stretch.