Saturday, October 21, 2006

Decongestion plan to hit the road

Decongestion plan to hit the road
28 Routes Identified For Upgradation
The Times of India

Bangalore: This is news that will warm the hearts of the city’s cITizens: A Rs 516-crore project to decongest Bangalore and reduce accidents in the city has finally taken off.
Appalled by increasing accidents and the hue and cry raised by the IT sector, the state government has finally taken the proactive move. As a Suvarna Karnataka gift, 392 km of roads ringing the Silicon City have been taken up for upgradation with one specific intention: take the traffic density off existing roads and reduce accidents.
The project has been waiting since two years for central funding. But public works officials told The Times of India: “We cannot wait endlessly for central funding. We are going ahead with our own resources. If and when the central funds come, we will pump it into the project.’’
Tenders have been called for all 28 roads identified for upgradation. The projects — where each road is upgraded to take between 35,000 and 70,000 passenger carrying units per year — will be awarded by November.
The ambitious plan to decongest the city is based on a report by public works advisor K C Reddy. Not only does it deal with jams and density, it will tackle the spiralling accident rate within the city, with Silicon City registering statistics of an average two deaths and 18 injuries per day.
As per plan, traffic can go on the 28 alternate routes identified for upgradation to destinations like Electronic City or Whitefield. This will take the pressure off the disintegrating ones like Hosur Road, reducing congestion by an estimated 40%.
Officials give the example of the Hoskote-Kadugodi-Anekal (HKA) major district road: Vehicles can take this road slashing the pressure on the Outer Ring Road and Hosur Road. Similarly, the Nagavara-Thanisandra Road will go straight to the Bangalore international airport at Devanahalli, an easier alternative to the Bellary Road.
The city has been divided into four sectors, with East getting the maximum number of 10 roads. This is closely followed by North with eight roads, West with six and South with five.
The finance department has given its nod to the upgradation of the crucial roads. Once work is started, the project is expected to be completed within three years.
The Road Map
Yelahanka-Hindupura Hesarghatta tank bund Hoskote-Kadugodi-Anekal (HKA)
Kundahalli Cross-Hoodi village
Kumbalgod-Tatguni (linking Bangalore-Mysore Road and Kanakapura Road via Agara) Avalahalli-Byrathi KR Puram-HKA (via Devasandra-Sadaramangala) HKA to Chandapura-Dommasandra via Kodatikachamaranahalli Kagalipura-Bannerghatta Kengeri-Tavarakere via Kommaghatta Kengeri-Uttarahalli (to join Kanakapura Road) Hosur Road at Parappana Agrahara Gate to Sarjapur Road (via Naganathapura, Kaigondanahalli, Rayasandra)
Bangalore-Anekal-Bannerghatta (BAB) at Basavanapura gate to Hosur Road (via Bettadaspura, Neeladri park) Bomanahalli Road via Begur-Koppa Road to join BAB Hosur Road at Parappana Agrahara gate to BDA Outer Ring Road at Agara lake (via Kudlu and AECS layout) Bangalore-Tumkur (BT) to Bangalore-Magadi-Huliyurdurga (via Nelakadaranahalli, Andhrahalli and Heirohalli) BT Road to join Yelahanka via Bettahalli Bangalore-Nagavara to join Yelahanka via Jakkur Bangalore-Hennur-Kannur-Bagalur (BHKB) Hosur Road to join BHKB Road (via Kogilubellahalli) Nagavara-Thanisandra Chandapura-Dommasandra Bangalore-Dommasandra Anekal-Attibele
Varthur-Attibele (via Sarjapur)
Nelamangala-Sondekoppa-Tavarekere Hope farm-Soukhya holistic centre road.


At Monday, October 23, 2006 at 10:14:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>35,000 and 70,000 passenger carrying units per year.

Hope there is a typo here . It transalates to around 100 - 200 vehicles per day . i.e considering a peak hour traffic of 4 hours and zero traffic for the rest of the day. 25 - 50 units per hour . I think they are just talking about tarring some of the existing village roads .


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