Thursday, December 27, 2007

Road work to new airport sluggish

Road work to new airport sluggish
Wednesday December 26 2007 09:13 IST

Express News Service

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BANGALORE: The ambitious Devanahalli International Airport is set to become operational in about two months, but the road connectivity still poses a question mark. Works on the whole stretch from Hebbal Road to NH-7 have been progressing at a snail’s pace.

The two roads taken up by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on a priority basis are the Bellary Road and Race Course Road. They are being widened and also connect with the BMRDA’s expressway.

The projects are supposed to be completed by March 2008, according to the BBMP. From the Minsk Square to Hebbal Flyover, the BBMP has identified seven junctions viz Windsor Manor Bridge, BDA Junction, Cauvery Junction, CBI Junction, Sanjaynagar Junction apart from Maharani’s College and KR Circle which will become signal- free by March 2008 for smooth flow of traffic heading towards the airport.

Work on the service roads are expected to be completed by March 2008, as per the traffic plan devised. Windsor Manor Bridge: The existing road is to be converted to a six-lane road with land that has already been taken over from the Golf Club.

The cost of the project is about Rupee one crore and a duration of about seven days. The six-lane road is expected to enable motorists a trouble free travel changing lanes.

BDA Junction: The ramp construction at this junction will cost about Rs 2.5 crore and will take about 45 days to complete. Two long up and down ramps will be made on the Hebbal Main Road and two box underpasses will be constructed to allow vehicles to move towards Malleshwaram.

Cauvery Junction: A pre-set box will be introduced at this junction to allow vehicles from Bhashyam Circle to join Hebbal Road and move towards the city.

CBI Junction and Sanjaynagar Junction: At these junctions, underpasses will be erected.


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