Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yet another ring road to unclog Bangalore

Yet another ring road to unclog Bangalore
To Connect All Satellite Towns
The Times of India

Bangalore: Here is yet another addition to layers of ring road a ro u n d the city: The Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Aut h o r i t y (BMRDA) has come out with a mega - decongestion plan
— the Satellite
Town Ring Road, STRR.
All the five major satellite towns around the city — Bidadi, Ramanagaram, Sathanur, Solur and Nandagudi — will be linked by this common ring road, which will run for 285 km.
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the government held meetings with the BMRDA after a gap of seven years, and this significant development is an outcome of that. Prior to the press meet, he held detailed consultations with BMRDA officials.
The Rs 5,000-crore project is aimed at help developing self-contained new integrated townships as also offering the same comforts as in Bangalore city, minus the traffic bottlenecks.
“The process of acquiring land for the project will start soon. The scope of STRR is massive and will decongest Bangalore greatly,’’ said Kumaraswamy. The STRR will further link Devanahalli International Airport, the chief minister said.
Apart from STRR, the Intermediate Ring Road (IRR), linking the roads beyond city limits, is also on the anvil. Stretching for 188 km, IRR would link Harohalli, Bidadi and Nelamangala.
Development of STRR (285 km) and IRR (185 km) and also radial roads and town ring roads for eight towns.
39 roads in Bangalore Metropolitan Region to be taken up under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission at Rs 684 crore.
The Airport Expressway from Outer Ring Road, near Hennur-Challakere, to Devanahalli airport and onwards to NH-207.
Development of Arkavathinagar Institutional Area in KG Doddi, near Ramanagaram.
Preparation of interim master plan and base maps for Anekal, Hoskote and nearby towns.
Satellite data repository for the BMRDA to be set up at the ISRO and the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre at an initial cost of Rs 2 crore.
244 information display boards to be set up in rural Bangalore at STRR-IRR interchanges.


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