Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Government seeks details on monorail from consortium

Government seeks details on monorail from consortium

Staff Reporter

First global tender for the PRR project to be floated in October

For the Outer Ring Road project, work orders will be issued by January 2009

Bangalore: The Government has asked the Asian Infrastructure Consortium, which has submitted a suo motu proposal for a monorail system under the Swiss Challenge Method, to place a detailed project report (DPR) by October 10, 2008.

This was announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa at the follow-up meeting of Agenda for Bangalore Infrastructure Development (ABIDe), here on Monday.
Corridors identified

The four corridors that have been identified are: Hebbal to J.P. Nagar (via Bannerghatta Road, Western Outer Ring Road – 31 km); Peripheral Ring Road to Toll Gate along Magadi Road (9 km); Kathriguppe/ Ring Road Junction to National College (5 km); Hosur Road-Bannerghatta Road Junction to PRR along Bannerghatta Road (15 km).

The Chief Minister said that the Government had accepted the Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study report for an additional 64 km of Metro network under phase two of the project. The corridors are: Electronic City to Yelahanka (via CSB Junction, Hosur Road, M.G. Road, Cantonment, Tannery Road – 36 km); Whitefield to 100 ft Road Indiranagar (via Airport Road – 19.5 km); Extension of North-South corridor of Phase One on southern side from Jaraganahalli to PRR (7 km); Byappanahalli to Benniganahalli (along Old Madras Road – 1.5 km).

He also said that expression of interest had been obtained with regard to the Speed Rail connectivity to the international airport.
Global tender

The first global tender under the Public-Private Partnership model would be floated in October for the PRR project. “For the Outer Ring Road project, work orders will be issued by January 2009. In the Budget, Rs. 350 crore had been earmarked for 2008-09,” he said.

Ten grade separators/flyovers/ underpasses have been proposed. Tenders for appointment of consultants for preparation of detailed project reports would be finalised by first week of October 2008. “The tenders would be called for by November first week and work orders issued by end of January,” he said. A project for widening 23 roads involving a length of 59 km at Rs. 110 crore has been approved.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said that as had been announced in the Budget, 40 multi-storeyed vehicle parking projects would be taken up in the city under the PPP model. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is finalising 10 such projects in the first phase.”

To improve roads, Rs. 300 crore was earmarked in the Budget for BBMP. The BBMP would be taking up 1,187 road works. Another project for road improvement involving 1,554 roads at Rs. 623 crore had been approved. “The entire cost will be met by Bangalore Development Authority’s internal resources. The process of preparing the estimates and tendering would be completed in three months’ time and the actual execution will begin in December,” he said.

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout has been notified by the BDA. The formation of the layout, on 4,815 acres of land, estimated at Rs. 2,610 crore, will begin in June 2009.

The Chief Minister said BDA had been asked to pool resources up to Rs. 700 crore to take up infrastructure projects and improve the existing projects under the BBMP area, particularly in the newly added areas i.e. seven CMCs, one TMC and 110 villages.

The Government had also earmarked Rs. 100 crore in the Budget to Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to attend to the immediate needs of water supply, for which will commence soon,” he said.


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