Nallurahalli-Siddapura Rd not widened despite pleas

Nallurahalli-Siddapura Rd not widened despite pleas

Despite repeated protests and complaints to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the road connecting Nallurahalli and Siddapura in East Bengaluru has still not been widened. The residents complained that the road is too narrow to cater to the rising traffic.

The road widening project came to a halt a few years back after a few landowners refused to give their lands, said residents. 

MLA of Mahadevapura zone, Aravind Limbavali, had got the road repaired and asphalted in 2015 which has now worn out. Around 200 residents had recently protested demanding that it be widened.

“As it connects to ITPL and the surrounding areas in Whitefield it is one of the busiest roads. The widening of the road is pursued to some extent but has been stopped now for some reasons. The road is too narrow and marked with many potholes,” said Nithin S, one of the regular commuters of the road.

BBMP officials claimed that some landowners are refusing to accept TDR (Transferable Development Rights).

“We are finding it difficult to convince the landowners about it. Once the land is acquired, we will start the road widening work,” said an official who did not want to be quoted.

However, residents claimed that though the funds for the road widening project have been sanctioned already it has not been done due to red tape coupled with the pathetic difference of opinions by political leaders as to who should bell the cat or who should take the credit for the work.