Today Bangalore got its first elevated expressway on one of the busiest roads of India, Hosur Road, that leads to Electronic City housing some of the world’s biggest IT companies. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated the expressway to traffic at a function near Electronic City. It is the longest elevated expressway in the country. The Hosur Road Elevated Expressway is a 9.5 kilometers long elevated, with 4 lanes of road, tolled, access controlled expressway. The has been built at a cost of 776 crore.
The project is a part of the BETL (Bangalore Elevated Tollways Ltd), project as part of the National Highways Development Project and the Elevated Highways Project. It was initiated in early 2006, and was expected to be complete by April 2009. It is being built by Maytas Infra Ltd.,Soma Enterprise Ltd., Nagarjuna Construction. It starts from Bomanahalli after the Central Silk Board flyover and goes on up to Electronics City. It goes above the BMIC flyover on Hosur Road. Planned one-way toll for the expressway is Rs 10 for two-wheelers, Rs 30 for four-wheelers and Rs 80 for Buses.