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BENGALURU: Days after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the much touted Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway is again in the news, but for the wrong reasons. According to reports, a stretch of the expressway got flooded after a minor spell of rain.

As per reports, several vehicles got stuck on the road due to waterlogging, causing bumper-to-bumper accidents.

A Congress MP from Karnataka, DK Suresh, posted a video of the flooded stretch of the expressway on Twitter today.

“Bangalore-Mysore Expressway is a nightmare. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi a week ago, this incomplete highway has become an inconvenience for the people. Rs 8,500 crore has been spent on this road. Ramnagar and Mandya districts have come to a standstill due to this flooded highway,” DK Suresh said.

Meanwhile, Y Satish Reddy of Telangana Rashtra Samithi has accused the BJP for inaugurating the expressway even before it was fully completed, just to score brownie points before the assembly election.

“Have a look at the newly opened Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway, which couldn’t withstand moderate rain. Never hurry and rush to open incomplete expressways for elections,” he tweeted along with the video of a flooded Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 118-km-long Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway project only on Sunday (March 12). The expressway is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities from around three hours to about 75 minutes when completed.

The Rs 8,480 crore project involved the six-laning of the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH-275 and is expected to act as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region.

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