Friday, August 26, 2005

Peripheral Ring Road on track

Peripheral Ring Road on track
The Times of India

Preparations for the Rs 990 crore Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is going on as per schedule and preliminary notifications will be issued shortly. The entire acquisition process using satellite imagery is proposed to be completed within the next eight months, according to sources in the BDA.

It's going to be a 110-km ring road that will circumnavigate the city linking the major highways - Tumur Road, Mysore Road, Old Madras Road, Hosur Road and other district roads, thereby creating a direct corridor passage around the city. This means that nearly 40 percent of the goods carriages can now take the PRR and move on to their destination avoiding getting into the city.

The BDA has proposed a six-lane road with 1.5 metres of central median and two metres of earthen shoulders on either side with a minimum width of the road being 27.5 metres.

The PRR runs in a semi-urban belt for most of the length and the BDA has proposed to develop service roads and prohibit any commercial establishment along the road. Instead green patches will be developed all along the PRR.

Crossing 12 major roads and six railway lines, this will prove a major relief for lakhs of commuters.


At Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 11:34:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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