Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor
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|Bengaluru–Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor|
|NICE Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway|
|Maintained by NICE|
|Length:||111 km (69 mi)|
The Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Road, commonly known as NICE Road and officially called Bengaluru–Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC), is a proposed 4 to 6 lane private tolled expressway that intends to connect the two important cities of Bengaluru and Mysuru in the Indian state of Karnataka. This is being constructed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE) chaired by Ashok Kheny on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis.
As of May 2017, around 800,000 vehicles use the road daily.
In conjunction with a 1995 Trade Mission to India sponsored by the then Governor of Massachusetts, William Weld, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Consortium members, Indian officials, including then Karnataka Chief Minister, H.D.Deve Gowda, and U.S. officials, which set the stage for launching the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project. The Consortium, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), comprises the Kalyani Group of Companies, VHB International LTD. and SAB International LTD. to develop the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor.
The project has been in controversy since the day of planning. In October 2012, the Karnataka Lokayukta ordered a probe into several former chief ministers in matters relating to irregularities in land acquisition for the project.
- Expressway (India)
- Infrastructure in Bangalore
- Outer Ring Road (Bangalore)
- Hosur Road Elevated Expressway
- Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority
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