700 Km Pune Bangalore Expressway Project Information, Route Map and Updates

Pune – Bangalore Expressway: Transforming Connectivity

The proposed Pune Bangalore Expressway, spanning approximately 700 kilometers, is set to revolutionize connectivity between Pune, Maharashtra, and Bengaluru, Karnataka. Developed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the Bharatmala Pariyojna phase II. This greenfield expressway will provide a faster and alternative route compared to the existing National Highway NH-48 (old NH-4). With its eight-lane access-controlled design, the expressway aims to significantly improve travel times and enhance transportation efficiency.

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The Pune Bengaluru Expressway project is comprised of two different expressways :

  1. Construction of new 6-Lane (Expandable upto 8 Lane) Greenfield Access Controlled Expressway starting from Design Ch. -4+873 (at Kopi Village, District- Pune) to Design Ch. 201.200 (at Salagare village, Dist- Sangli), and Ranjani Spur length of 16.800 km [part of Pune-Bengaluru Expressway], (Total design length = 206.073+6.823 = 222.896 km) in the state of Maharashtra under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase II
  2. Construction of new 6-Lane (Expandable upto 8 Lane) Greenfield Access Controlled Expressway starting from Design Ch. 201.100 (near Bammanala village) and to Design Ch. 697.566 (near Muttagadahalli village), [part of Pune – BengaluruExpressway], (Total design length = 496.366 km) in the state of Karnataka under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase II.

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Key Details of Pune Bangalore Expressway Project

Estimated Project Cost Approx INR 55,072 Crores
Overall Project Length 702.439 Km (Excluding Ranjani Spur) / 719.239Km (Including 16.8 Km Ranjani Spur)
Lanes 6 Lanes ( Expandable upto 8 lanes)
Right of Way (RoW) 100 m
Land Acquisition 7,900 Ha
Current Status DPR Preparation
Estimated Completion Deadline 2027
Owner/Agency National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Pavement Type Flexible Type (Bituminous)

Route Map of Pune Bengaluru Expressway

An official PDF route map will be provided as soon as it becomes available. The Pune Bangalore Expressway will follow a well-planned route alignment, connecting major cities and towns along the way. The proposed alignment includes Satara, Sangli, Belgavi (Belgaum), Dharwad, Hubli, Devanagere, and Tumakuru. On the northern end, the expressway will commence from MSRDC’s Pune Ring Road project, providing seamless connectivity to the rest of Maharashtra.

The major settlements along the alignment are Pune, Bhor, Khandala, Phaltan, Khanapur, Satara, Tasgaon, Miraj, Kavathemahankal, Sangli, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Bellary, Davangare, Chitradurga, Tumkur and Bengaluru.

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In the state of Maharashtra, the envisioned project is set to commence near Kopi Village at Design Chainage -4.873 and culminate near Salagare Village at Design Chainage 201.200. Furthermore, an auxiliary Spur route connecting to Ranjani spanning approximately 16.823 km is also included. Consequently, the total designated length of the project extends to 222.896 km. This proposed expressway shall traverse through three districts of Maharashtra: Pune, Satara, and Sangli.

In the state of Karnataka, the planned initiative is initiated from Bammanala Village at Design Chainage 201.100 and concludes at Muttagadahalli Village at Design Chainage 697.566. The aggregate extent of the proposed expressway measures 496.366 km. The proposed project will traverse nine districts of Karnataka: Belagavi, Bagalkot, Gagad, Koppal, Bellary, Davangare, Chitradurga, Tumkur, and Bengaluru.

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Interactive Map of Pune Bengaluru Expressway (Indicative Map)

Proposed Structures on Pune Bengaluru Expressway

Proposed Structures Quantity
ROB (Rail Over Bridge) 6 Nos
Major Bridges 42 Nos
Minor Bridges 206 Nos
Box-type Minor Bridge 77 Nos
Vehicular Underpass 59 Nos
LVUP (Light Vehicular Underpass) 120 Nos
SVUP (Small Vehicle Underpass) 59 Nos
VOP (Vehicular Overpass) 45 Nos
Flyover 21 Nos
Interchanges 35 Nos
Culverts 1015 Nos
Tunnel 3 Nos
Viaduct 2 Nos

About 22000 trees are likely to be affected and cut down due to proposed RoW of 100 m out of which approx. 9000 nos. of trees fall in forest land and remaining 6000 falls in the private agriculture field.

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Approximate Quantities of Materials Required for Pune – Bangalore Expressway

Material Quantity
Cement 4,271,697 Ton
Sand 4,102,773 Cum
Steel 208,845 MT
Bitumen 589,437 Ton
Fly Ash 708,048 Cum
Aggregate 36,991,842 cum
Stone Boulder 10,110,158 MT
Soil 11,661,909 MT

Current Status

The Pune Bangalore Expressway project is currently in the proposal stage, with the Detailed Project Report (DPR) under preparation. Land acquisition processes have not yet commenced. As the project progresses, further updates regarding timelines and construction milestones will be provided.

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Tenders & Contractors

Information regarding tender notices and contractors involved in the construction of the Pune – Bangalore Expressway will be updated as soon as relevant details are published. At this stage, the specific packages, chainage, and contractors assigned to different sections of the expressway are yet to be determined.

Stay tuned for more updates on this transformative infrastructure project that aims to enhance connectivity between Pune and Bengaluru, bringing regions closer and boosting economic growth along the route.

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