Press Esc to close
Friday 30 January 2015
News updated at 4:21 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Peripheral Ring Road likely to be tolled

Sandeep Moudgal, Bangalore, Jan 10, DHNS:

Project-affected farmers withdraw dharna; meeting promised with CM

Vehicles taking the proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) may have to pay toll. As many as 10 toll booths will be set up on the 65-kilometre stretch between Tumkur Road and Hosur Road.

According to sources, the rates determined by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will serve as the base toll for the PRR.

The traffic between Tumkur Road and Hosur Road had to pass through the City and the PRR was conceived to create a bypass route. However, the project is embroiled in litigations for the past seven years. The 100-metre wide road requires around 1,988 acres of land.

In the beginning, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) planned to rope in the NHAI to build and maintain the road. The deal could not materialise and BDA had no option except to take up the project itself.

The proposed public private partnership envisages handing over the land for road construction to private companies under Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model for a minimum of 20 years. Sources said nine major infrastructure companies have qualified for bidding.

Meet on compensation


The farmers, whose lands were acquired for the project, succeeded in extracting an assurance from the BDA commissioner on convening a meeting on January 19 to sort out the compensation issue. Their lands were acquired in 2005.

Aggrieved by the delay in payment of compensation, around 300 farmers came to the BDA headquarters on Monday along, with their cattle, to stage a dharna. The protesters camped on the premises overnight.

Their grouse was that apart from the delay in payment of compensation, they had been prevented from cultivating their land for the past seven years.

They demanded a compensation of Rs five lakh from the BDA for the loss of livelihood and prevailing market rate for their land.

The dharna was withdrawn following a promise by the BDA commissioner to arrange a meeting with the chief minister.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523