Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Signal-free project

Signal-free project

The HC has permitted the BBMP to go ahead with the signal-free corridor project along Okalipuram junction to Yeshwantpur.

Hearing a plea by Samarpana, a City-based NGO, which opposed the corridor project, the division bench has disposed off the petition following the BBMP’s affidavit to take up construction of underpass one after the other without affecting the traffic.

BBMP in its affidavit had submitted that the works of six underpasses have been taken up all along the Dr Rajkumar Road at Vivekananda College, 10th Cross junction, Navarang junction, Bridge Stone junction, 3rd Block junction and Okalipuram junction. The BBMP had informed the court about the construction of underpasses by installing precast RCC box segment.

BBMP also submitted that the construction of approach ramp will be completed within 120 days once the work begins and assured that the alternative roads for smaller vehicles will be created for a temporary period.

The petitioner had sought directions challenging the construction of underpass when the metro rail work was in progress. The division bench headed by Justice V Gopala Gowda disposed the plean allowing the BBMP to go ahead with the project.

However, the plea by petitioner to refer the matter to High Court Legal Aid Committee (HCLAC) was rejected by the bench.

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