Sunday, June 29, 2008

City corridors for easy ride

City corridors for easy ride
The BBMP is planning road-over-road concept making provision for both vehicles and the Metro rail. The project will cost Rs 2,900 crores.

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Civic stake holders made a colourful presentation on how the crumbling civic would be countered, which has posed a severe challenge to them.

Some of the major civic agencies including BBMP, BDA, BMRCL, High speed rail, Bescom made presentation to keep Bangaloreans woes at bay. Earlier, public including a few MLAs were given chance to air their grievances.

Transport minister Mr R.

Ashok acted as moderator.

BBMP commissioner Mr S.

Subramanya, said in a bid to provide better connectivity to Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), a North – South corridor stretching 28 kms has been planned. The corridor has been planned to provide signal free ride to BIA and it has been planned in two phases. An elevated corridor from Minsk Square to Madivala via Vellara junction stretching 16 kms has also been planned.

Another corridor connecting eastern parts of Bengaluru from Vellara Junction to Kundalahalli via Kodihalli off Airport Road stretching 12 kms has been planned by the BBMP. It also links the proposed expressway. Since the corridor traverses through Sankey Road and Bellary Road, the congestion on the road linking BIA comes down. BBMP has to acquire land only at Vellara Junction, he said.

The study of feasibility of the project has been entrusted to the IDEB. The project would be executed under Swiss challenge method.

After finalizing technical parameters the BBMP would finalize it and invite tenders.

BBMP has been contemplating on road-over-road concept making provision for both vehicles and Metro Rail. The project is estimated to cost Rs 2,900 crores.

In a bid to improve the aesthetics of Bengaluru and underground table, 17 lakes in and around Bengaluru would be rejuvenated at a whopping cost of Rs 189 crore. An elevated road on Mysore Road from Sirsi Circle to Kengari has been planned at a cost of Rs 800 crore stretching 10.2 kms. It connects Bangalore and Mysore. The stretch is a regular sign of traffic jams.

To find a solution to space crunch in Bengaluru for parking, the BBMP has planned for 10 automated parking complexes, of which five would be commercial cum parking complexes.

The proposed places where the complexes would come up are — Gandhinagar, Old city central jail, Gandhi Bazar Flower market, SP cross road, Russell Market, at Kengeri, Yela hanka, near RTO office at Yelahanka, opposite football stadium at Richmond road and at Dr Ambedkar College. The project would be executed under Swiss challenge method, Mr Yeddyurappa said that the BBMP has also proposed for on street and off street parking policy in association with private participation.

The BDA commissioner Siddaiah said the first phase of the Peripheral Ring Road costing around Rs 3,000 crores has been planned including land acquisition cost.

The PRR will be made signal free by constructing flyovers and grade separators across the stretch.


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