Friday, April 30, 2010

Big 10 roads will be made bigger and better in a jiffy

Big 10 roads will be made bigger and better in a jiffy

Bosky Khanna. Bangalore

The ball has been set in motion on turning 10 major roads of Bangalore into the axes of the city's development.
A survey will begin on Friday on these thoroughfares — Bannerghatta Road, Bellary Road, Tumkur Road, Magadi Road, Sarjapura Road, Old Madras Road, Mysore Road, Kanakapura Road, HAL Airport Road and Hosur Road —for improving traffic connectivity in the city.
ABIDe has proposed improvement factors like seamless connectivity, road widening, proper footpaths, dedicated bus lanes and bus bays.
This decision was taken at a meeting of ABIDe members and officials from various civic agencies at the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) office on Thursday. It was chaired by the chief minister's advisor on urban affairs, A Ravindra.
The agencies were told in no uncertain terms that the work should not drag beyond 18 months at any cost.
ABIDe also told the agencies to deploy advanced technologies and see if the project could be implemented in three months. It was also decided to have bus priority lanes on the left side during dedicated hours in the morning and evening.

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