The State government has decided to upgrade Bangalore-Mysore State Highway No 17 to a six-lane highway from a four-lane one. The Union Ministry of Surface Transport has approved upgrading 1,680 km of State Highway into National Highway in the State. The development project has By-pass roads that would be built at Bidadi, Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur and Mandya, where the density of vehicles were high and there would be a grade separator near Srirangapatna.
It is said that the density of vehicles plying on Bangalore-Mysore Highway had increased 3 folds from 38,000 Passenger Car Units (PCUs) in 2007 to 78,000 PCUs now.
The Ministry of Surface Transport has cleared the project and permission granted to upgrade 1,680 km stretch of State Highway in the State, the state government had decided to convert the 130-km Bangalore-Mysore four-lane highway, developed by Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited in 2004, into a six-lane highway at a cost of Rs3,000 Crores and 533 acres of land needs to be acquired for road widening.