Friday, December 29, 2006

BDA, BMP spell out new projects for 2007

BDA, BMP spell out new projects for 2007
As the year draws to an end, chiefs of two civic stakeholders of Bangalore, M K Shankaralinge Gowda (BDA) and K Jairaj (BMP) present the completed, ongoing and future projects for the city
The Times of India

Bangalore Development Authority
Completed projects: The Bangalore Development Authority during 2006, completed several flyover projects and road works. The Ananda Rao Circle flyover was completed at a cost of Rs 27.60 crores and opened for traffic in February. A c a s u a l t y block in the premises of Bowring-Lady Curzon Hospitalat a cost of Rs 9.80 crores was in June. The much awaited grade separator at Airport Road and IRR junction taken up at a cost of Rs 34.90 crores has been completed except for one loop and opened for traffic movement in July. The remaining loop is going to be completed shortly. The Grade Separator at Jayadeva Cardiology Hospital Junction was completed at a cost of Rs. 20.12 crores and opened for traffic in September.
Ongoing projects: Road improvement and underpasses projects are being carried out by the BDA in the city to decongest the traffic movement. Two new under passes have been taken up at busiest junctions of the city, one at ORR-Ramamurthynagar Junction and the other at the junction of Magadi Road-Chord Road. Lane bi-directional underpass project at ORR and Ramamurthynagar Junction commenced in June 2006. It is scheduled to be completed in June 2007.
Road Improvement work from HAL Corporate Office to Kundalahalli, a stretch of 5.8 km at a cost of Rs 22 crores is in progress. Roadwork has been completed and the ROB work is taken up at Marathhalli by the Railways. Both ROB and approach road works will be completed by January 2007.
BDA is executing Outer Ring Road work between Mysore Road-Magadi Road for a length of 5.7 km at a cost of Rs 92 crores. This road saves about 13 kms extra journey to commuters to reach Mysore Road from Magadi Road via Kengeri. The BDA is also developing some of the CMC Roads also at a cost of Rs 29.00 crores at Byatarayanapura and Bommanahalli, which will be completed by March 2007. In Arkavathy Layout so far 8,813 sites have been allotted by BDA and further allotments will be made depending on the availability of land.
Citezen centric measures: As a customer-centric measure in administration, total Computerisation and networking to bring in greater transparency, accountability in administration has been taken up at a cost of Rs 5.5 crores. 25 e-Pragati kiosks are being installed in strategic locations across the City with the idea of taking BDA services to customer's doorsteps.
Comprehensive, Informative and interactive website is providing day-today transactions to public.
Projects in the pipeline: The Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project of a length of 117 kms has been taken up by BDA at a cost of Rs 3,600 crores to enhance smooth flow of traffic in the peripheral areas. This will be a 100-mtr wide eight-lane road including service roads on either side.
Hi-tech city corridor connecting ORR to Electronic city of 8.5 kms has been taken up to help IT and BT industry at a cost of Rs 140 crores. This project is temporarily facing a setback.
The BDA proposes to construct three more flyovers to enable free flow of traffic on Outer Ring Road. One at the junction of ORR and Magadi Road at a cost of Rs 35 crores, the other at Agara and ORR junction at a cost of Rs 40 crores and the third one at Iblur and ORR Junction at a cost of Rs 30 crores
Bangalore Mahanagara Palike
Completed projects: BMP has completed and thrown open to underpasses at Rajajinagar Entrance and Modi Chord Road junction which has greatly helped in smooth traffic flow in the we s t e r n parts of the city. It has also completed upgradation of 56 km of roads serving IT/BT sectors and roads, which were damaged in the previous year's floods in the eastern part of City.
Ongoing projects: Prominent road infrastructure works, which are under construction are grade separator at Yeshwanthpur Circle, Underpass at Malleshwaram Circle, bridge between Mysore Road and Chord Road at Gali Anjaneya Temple.
Development of Storm Water Drains of the Four major valleys been taken up by Bangalore Mahanagara Palike at a cost of Rs 646 crores. Government of Karnataka has entrusted development of storm water drains's in CMC areas to Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and these works have been taken up at a cost of Rs 81.00 crores and are in progress. These projects along with road infrastructure projects have been projected to JNNURM for partial funding.
BMP has revitalized lakes and developed parks at J P Park Mathikere, Sankey Tank, Ulsoor Lake, Yediyur Lake and Kempambudi Lake. An unique theme park at Old Cenral Jail premises which has been christened as Freedom Park is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs 20 crores. Further electric crematoriums for public use at Medi Agrahara, Hebbal and Peenya have been constructed and opened. Also work for construction of pedestrian subways at City Market, Vijayanagar, Townhall, Attiguppe (RPC Layout) among others have been initiated.
Projects in the pipeline: BMP is evolving new solid waste management programmes by means of disposal by filling landiflls at Mandur wherein a waste to energy project has been planned. The management of solid waste needs to be attended on top priority. Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has earmarked Rs 500 crores for effective management of solid waste in next five years. Waste to energy is a very innovative project, which is being taken up under PPP model. Development of landfill site becomes more necessary in future years to come. Mavallipura, Mandur, Marnavatakaval and Ramanagaram are identified as possible area of landfill stations for management of solid waste station. BMP is intending to improve the capacity of compost manufacturing in this regard action plan is being prepared in consultation with KCDC.
A Master Plan is prepared for managements of solid waste under JNNURM Guidelines. Further the road infrastructure works such as grade separator at R V Teachers College and Tagore Circle are about to be taken up.
Many Grade Separator works are on the anvil and tenders are being invited for these works. Prominent among them are underpass at Maharani's College Circle, 16th Main BTM Layout, Channamma Circle (Padmanabhanagar), Basappa Circle, Kanakapura Road Junction, C N R Rao Circle, Nagawara Junction, Puttenahalli Junction, Kaderenahalli Junction and Hennur Banaswadi Junction. Also extension of flyover on Mysore Road from Sirsi Circle to Jnanabharathi is envisaged.
Apart from above BMP is proposing to take up public service works like multistoried car parking, skywalks among others at important locations. The construction of car parks at various locations is already in the process of launching. Further development of BMP sites on PPP model for commercial development has also been envisaged.


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