Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Super-highway to keep its date

Super-highway to keep its date

The Times of India

Bangalore: Progress is on at a fast clip on the elevated 9-km ‘tech’ super-highway from Central Silk Board to Electronic City, and is expected to keep to its scheduled inaugural date of April 2.

“Our consultants have given us the project report. As per schedule, we will lay the foundation stone on April 2,’’ Union minister of state for surface transport K.H. Muniyappa told this paper.

The project, for which technocrats of the Electronics City Association are contributing Rs 100 crore as toll assurance, is being seen as a model of public-private partnership. Rest of the project cost will be shared between the state and National Highways Authority of India.

The structure is to be an engineering marvel, built on single poles over the existing six-lane National Highway connecting Bangalore with Hosur, which will also be upgraded up to 25 km. Those using the superstructure to Electronic City will have to pay a toll for its use, while those headed to Hosur on the road beneath will not pay any.


Post a Comment

<< Home