Friday, December 04, 2009

Cabinet nod for 12 corridors, arterial roads upgradation

Cabinet nod for 12 corridors, arterial roads upgradation
Bangalore, Dec 3, DHNS:

The State Cabinet on Thursday gave administrative approval for upgrading 12 corridors and arterial roads in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits at a cost of Rs 3,248 crore during the next three years.


The 12 corridors and roads identified for upgradation and development are as follows:

Bommanahalli zone: 44 arterial and sub-arterial roads (147.95 kms - Rs 862 crore); Rajarajeshwari zone: 19 arterial and sub-arterial roads (73.5 kms - Rs 444 crore); Mahadevapura zone: 15 arterial and sub-arterial roads (108 kms - Rs 373 crore); Bydarayanapura zone: seven arterial and sub-arterial roads (51 km - Rs 230 crore); Dasarahalli zone: eight arterial and sub-arterial roads (72 kms - Rs 320 crore).

Dr Rajkumar Road: Yeshwanthpur - Okalipuram stretch (Rs 87 crore); Old Airport Road: Vellara Junction - Kundalahalli stretch (Rs 170 crore); Outer Ring Road: Mysore Road -Central Silk Board (Signal free - Rs 157 crore).

Bannerghatta Road: Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology to Hulimavu (Rs 96 crore); Magadi Road: Chord Road to Outer Ring Road (Rs 224 crore); Hosur Road: Vallalla junction to Central Silk Board (Rs 75 crore); Mekri Circle - Whitefield Hope Farm Junction (Rs 310 crore).

Night safari at Bannerghatta

The State Cabinet also decided to start night safari at Bannerghatta National Park. Acharya said once the Rs 178 crore project is in place nature lovers can take a ride through a night safari to sight nocturnal wildlife.

The infrastructure at the park would be refurbished and developed into one of the best night safari venues in the world.

For the record, the project was first mooted in 2002 and various models for development have since been doing the rounds, but nothing concrete has emerged so far.

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