KRDCL to rework corridor alignment

KRDCL to rework corridor alignment

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The Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) will rework the alignment to the 96-kilometre elevated corridor that would link it with other modes of transport at 53 intersections.

The agency has embarked on the project after a recent cabinet meeting that gave Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy a free hand to decide on the elevated corridors.

“The government has asked us to take a relook at the project,” a KRDCL source said. “It was pointed out that around Rs 50,000 crore is lost in traffic junctions, where each citizen waits for at least two minutes at each signal. There are at least 120 traffic signals in the city.”

Sources added that a meeting was held following the cabinet decision where the decision to revisit the project was taken. “We’re taking a relook since the prime objection of people is that elevated corridors focus on road commuters. It was also decided to include the Chalukya Circle-Hebbal loop into the project,” the source added.

Giving the example of Electronics City, they said: “The metro is extending till there and there’s also a major bus stand. The alignment should be made in such a way that the commuter using the elevated corridor can park his vehicle and immediately take any public mode of transport.”

Similar is the case with Mysuru Road, where again commuters should be able to hop on to the public transport of their choice once they get off the elevated corridor. In places like the Vidhana Soudha metro station, they should be able to get signal-free connectivity once they deboard the train.

The corridor should have up and down ramps that seamlessly link places like the Mysuru Road bus terminal with Nice Corridor and the metro station, something important for long-distance travel.