Friday, February 08, 2008

Three new roads add to city’s connectivity

Three new roads add to city’s connectivity
The BDA has completed three major road development works in the city and has plans to take up one new project each month, says Leena Mudbidri


All efforts are being made by the civic authorities in Bangalore to make connectivity to the new international airport faster and easier. With development on the roads leading to the new airport chugging along at a snail's pace, it comes as a breather for the commuters in and around Byatarayanapura to have three roads thrown open for traffic.
These roads in the erstwhile Byatarayanapura CMC bore the onslaught of the monsoon and were practically inaccessible since 2005. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) took up the improvement works on these roads in three phases. The combined cost of the three roads covering nine km has been pegged at Rs 10.44 crores. Now with the improved roads ready for public use, connectivity to the areas in and around Kodigehalli, Sahakarnagar, Sanjeevininagar, Tindlu, Nanjappa Layout, and Vidyaranyapura has been further strengthened.
Apart from strengthening and asphalting the roads, the BDA has also improved the existing carriageways by providing culverts and side drains along these stretches.
The BDA officially handed over the roads to the BBMP recently. In December last year, the Governor had stated that till June 2008, the BDA would be working on one new project or completing an existing project each month. The completion of the three roads in Byatarayanapura is part of this agenda.
New projects
According to a senior official in the BDA, the tendering process is on for the development works on Iblur Junction Grade Separator as well as the flyover at Agara Junction. He said the total estimated cost of both these projects is Rs 60 crore with the Rs 19 crore earmarked for the Iblur Grade Separator and Rs 39 crore for the Agara Junction flyover.

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