Wednesday, April 25, 2007

12 radial roads for Bangalore Metropolitan Region notified

12 radial roads for Bangalore Metropolitan Region notified

Sharath S. Srivatsa

The aim is to reduce travel time, vehicular pollution and accidents

BANGALORE: In an effort to improve connectivity and ease movement of traffic between towns near Bangalore city, 12 radial roads with a total length of 175 km have been finalised by the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority. The cost of the project is likely to be Rs. 1,400 crore.

This network of radial roads in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region are needed to decongest traffic within Bangalore city, taluk headquarter towns and other major towns and meet future traffic needs. These roads, according to the notification, will reduce travel time and pollution and provide better connectivity in and around Bangalore, besides decreasing the severity and number of accidents.


The Authority notified formation of the radial roads on April 19 after a detailed survey. A total of 104.71 km of existing roads will be retained for the radial roads, and 71.12 km of bypasses will be built for the towns.

Metropolitan Commissioner Sudhir Krishna told The Hindu that the radial road project was a supporting project for the proposed Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR), Intermediate Ring Road (IRR) and the Individual Town Ring Road (ITRR).

"The development of radial roads will have localised benefits and the width of the roads will be widened from 60 ft to 200 ft. Approximate cost has been calculated to be Rs. 8 crore a kilometre, which also includes the cost of land acquisition. Certain geometric variations have been to incorporated to allow high-speed traffic on these radial roads," he said.

The radial roads will also connect the Outer Ring Road (ORR) and the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) proposed by the Bangalore Development Authority and the IRR and the STRR proposed by the BMRDA.

The 12 radial roads that have been notified by the Authority are Yelahanka-Doddaballapur, Sulibele-Nandagudi, Bangalore ORR-Sarjapur, Bommanahalli-Anekal (via Jigani), Harohalli-Dodda Maralavadi, Alimaranahalli-Sathnur, Lakshmipura-Chikkanahalli, Tavarekere-Kumbalgodu, Magadi-Bangalore, Banaswadi-Nelamangala, Kanaswadi-Doddaballapur and Kanaswadi-Doddaballapur Road.

To pass through villages

The roads, according to a topographical survey, will pass through 149 villages falling under the jurisdictions of 11 taluks, including Anekal, Devanahalli, Doddaballapur, Hoskote, Kanakapura, Magadi, Nelamangala, Ramanagaram, Bangalore (North) and Bangalore (South).

The notification states that no authority or person should undertake or permit any development within the alignments for the radial roads without the permission of the Authority.


At Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 4:32:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a road connecting Sarjapur road and Hosur Road other than ORR. What is the shortest route to go to Electronics city from Sarjapur road.


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