Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CM favours concrete roads in City

CM favours concrete roads in City
Bangalore, Aug 24, DHNS:

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has asked the civic agencies to consider laying concrete roads for for durability.

“The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) should consider laying concrete roads with white topping.

Though they cost 20 per cent more than conventional tar roads, concrete roads last for anywhere between 25 and 30 years and need minimum maintenance. As opposed to this, tar roads last for about three years,” Yeddyurappa said while speaking after inaugurating an underpass at Madivala here on Tuesday.

High density corridors

The Chief Minister said the BBMP and BDA have been asked to identify corridors with high traffic density, where concrete roads could be laid on a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis. He said several cement manufacturing companies have evinced interest in the proposal. In return for laying roads, they will be given advertisement display rights, he said.

He revealed that the BDA has been entrusted with the work of constructing 10 multi-level parking complexes at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore. The pedestrian subway near Town Hall was also thrown open for public on Tuesday. The Rs 2.37-crore project, which was commissioned in 2007, was to be completed in a year’s time from inception.

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