National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have decided to take up about 1000 km of expressways under Phase-VI of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) out of which they chose to engage Egis to establish the feasibility of an expressway corridor between Bangalore and Chennai to facilitate high speed travel in this corridor.
The existing National Highway–4 which is running parallel to the proposed expressway carries one of the highest traffic carrying corridors in India. The proposed expressway, a new alignment, is to be developed as a fully access controlled facility.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has appointed M/s Egis-BCEOM International S.A., in association with M/s SECON Pvt Ltd., as consultants to carry out the consultancy services for Feasibility Study cum Preliminary Design Report for the Bangalore-Chennai Expressway. The new proposed six lane expressway would be a fully access controlled high speed facility. The Feasibility cum Preliminary Design Report thus prepared shall contain the scheme and layout of the expressway and the project facility, preliminary design and costing.
Based on the feasibility cum preliminary design report, bidding documents will be prepared for award of BOT concession on DBFO Pattern for the construction, operation and maintenance of the expressway.
The proposed project expressway from Bangalore to Chennai is a new alignment which will connect the Karnataka state capital Bangalore with Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu. Due to the proximity of these two state capitals the interaction is high between these two cities, hence the proposed high-speed expressway.