Saturday, March 31, 2007

4 major projects in City thrown open to public

4 major projects in City thrown open to public
DH News Service Bangalore:

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy inaugurated four major infrastructure projects of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), in the City on Friday .

The projects, completed at a combined cost of Rs 118 crore, are: the upgraded Airport Road stretch between HAL and Kundalahalli Cross, connecting Varthur, Whitefield, ITPL and other areas, a Railway Over Bridge (ROB) at Marathahalli with approach roads, an underpass to the Outer Ring Road (ORR) at the Banaswadi-Ramamurthynagar junction and the upgraded 43-km stretch on the ORR (constructed at a cost of Rs 80 crore). The 5-km Airport Road stretch from HAL to Kundalahalli Cross was taken over by the BDA from the State PWD. It has been widened to facilitate a four-lane dual carriageway and side drains. The BDA had started reconstruction of the existing two-lane ROB at Marathahalli following recommendations of the Empowered Committee on Infrastructure.

While the South Western Railway executed the ROB work, the approach road work was taken up by the BDA. After the second phase, the ROB will have a six-lane carriageway as well as a six-lane approach road.

The BDA had taken up construction of the underpass upto ORR at the Banaswadi-Ramamurthynagar Junction, costing Rs 14.23 crore. The work has now been entrusted to the Nagarjuna Construction Company based on a tender. While work on the left carriageway and the adjoining service road is complete, the entire work on the underpass is scheduled to be complete by July 15.

CM’s assurance

After inaugurating the projects, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that some international companies had come forward to take up work on the BDA’s upcoming Peripheral Ring Road (PRR). The Chief Minister said all the infrastructure requirements of the City would be met in the next two to three years.


*Stretch between HAL and Kundalahalli Cross: Upgraded

*ROB at Marathahalli with approach roads: Open

*Underpass to ORR at Banaswadi-Ramamurthynagar Junction: Open

*43-km stretch on ORR: Upgraded


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