A consortium of four companies is proposing to build nine toll expressways totalling 2,496km (1,550 miles) in the Indian state of Karnataka whose capital is Bangalore, the Times of India reports. The state enacted a new framework for toll concessions in 2007 and this is the most spectacular proposal to result.
Six initial expressways totaling 1834km (1140 miles) are proposed by the four Indian companies led by Maytas Infra Public Ltd:
Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway main toll plaza running 20% over forecast - bad toll plaza backups from low lane throughputBy Peter Samuel on February 11, 2008
The congestion riddled Gurgaon Expressway southwest of Delhi has been getting 20% more traffic than planners expected - 91k/weekday vs 76k forecast. Government officials cited 140k vehicles per day occurring compared to 76k forecast, but that was an apples and oranges comparison of traffic at all three toll points with forecasts for the main Km24 toll Plaza.
Tollroads are much in the news in India - good news and bad news. The big bad news story is the first chaotic week of the new mostly 8-lane toll expressway southwest out of Delhi to Gurgaon, a developing edge city not far from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. 28km (17mi) long, the tollroad also becomes part of National Highway 8 between Delhi and Mumbai, formerly Bombay.