Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CM wants `concrete' plan for Bengaluru's traffic woes

CM wants `concrete' plan for Bengaluru's traffic woes
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DIRECTS CIVIC BODIES TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH WHITE TOPPING WHICH LAST LONGER AND ARE MAINTENANCE FREE

Are concrete roads the answer for a city grappling with potholed and damaged roads? Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa seems to think so. After the inauguration of the Madiwala underpass and planting of one lakh saplings on Tuesday, Mr Yeddyurappa suggested to BBMP, the BDA and other urban local bodies to go for concrete roads as they are long-lasting and virtually maintenance free.He said though concrete roads use soil nailing technology and the cost is 20 per cent higher, they should be encouraged as they are known to last for at least 25 to 30 years. The conventional black topping on the roads lasts for only three years or so, he said.
After BBMP and BDA identify roads with high density traffic, white topping will be used on them under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) as many cement manufacturing companies have evinced interest in the project. The white topping will ensure that the roads are smoother as compared to the conventional concrete roads. There is no dearth of funds for executing the project across the state, he added. The underpass at Madiwala junction has been completed at a cost

of Rs 8 crore. The road will be widened to 30 metre at a cost of Rs 27 crore. This will help reduce commuting time by 30 minutes, Mr Yeddyurappa said. To solve the parking woes in the city, the BDA has been entrusted with the work of building 10 multi-level parking complexes at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore, he said. "The state government has prepared the blueprint for investing Rs 19,000 crore in infrastructure projects to make Bengaluru a world class city," Mr Yeddyurappa said.
METRO BY 2010 END Reach one of Metro Rail stretching 7.1 km between Byappanahalli depot to Anil Kumble Circle will be completed by the end of 2010, Mr Yeddyurappa said, adding that the Opposition must support the government to complete projects on time. The media interaction with him could not take place as he had a busy itinerary.

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