Friday, August 06, 2010

Palike checks on Hosur Road concrete stretch

Palike checks on Hosur Road concrete stretch

Express News Service First Published : 06 Aug 2010 04:27:54 AM ISTLast Updated : 06 Aug 2010 09:59:33 AM IST
BANGALORE: Members of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s technical advisory council paid a visit to the under-construction stretch of Hosur Road on Thursday.
The stretch is being laid in concrete free-of-cost by Ultra Tech Cement and the Cement Manufacturers Association.
The 350-meter stretch of concrete road will cost `80 lakh.
It will have 150mm-thick concrete coating or “white coating”.
C Vishwanath of Quality Assurance in Public Construction said more concrete roads will come up in the city in the future.
Adding that the government has shown interest in constructing such roads, he said the same will be implemented on most arterial and sub-arterial roads.
BBMP Chief Engineer (Major Roads) T N Chikrayappa said for concreting the existing 2,000 km of roads in the city, a proposal will have to be placed in the council.
The cost of the project would exceed `4,000 crore, said the chief engineer.
Vishwanath said this kind of roads will be first tried in the outskirts of the city.
Concreting will cost more to the Palike, but it also increases the life-span of a road to around 30 years. The Bitumen tar roads last only a few years.
Chikrayappa said the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board and the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company will construct utility ducts on either side of the road.
The Palike will have to bear the cost of it which will amount to `900 crore for the two agencies.

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