A blueprint to make sense of Shidlaghatta

A blueprint to make sense of Shidlaghatta

But, H L Shashidhar, a native of Shidlaghatta now working in Bangalore, has not stopped dreaming of his home town have planned roads and better civic facilities.

Shashidhar, who works as a traffic management co-ordinator at Bangalore City Connect, a private firm in Bangalore, has prepared a blueprint of the two major roads in the town.  
He wants to prioritise smooth traffic, a systematic parking space and also make the two roads avenues by encouraging planting trees on either sides of the roads.

His draft plan suggests that 12.2-metre wide roads, with two metres (on either sides) as vehicle parking space, 1.2 metre space for pedestrians and the rest 5.8 mtr for movement of vehicles.

He also suggests scientifically designed road humps and space to grow plants on the roads.

“In 1981, Shidlaghatta’s population was 6,572 but in 2001, the population number has gone up to 41,105. In another 10 years, the number might just swell. The town must be planned keeping these things in mind,” said Shashidhar.

“I wanted to give back something to my hometown, hence I came up with the idea of developing roads. Shidlaghatta police have given a positive response to the plan,” he told Deccan Herald.

“I want the Ashoka Road and T B Road of the town to be developed on the lines of the Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore. It might costs huge money, but it would help in checking increasing accident on the stretch,” he adds.

The authorities may take up initial development work from Flower circle to Venugopalaswami temple road. If it gets positive response from the people, the officers may contemplate laying a ring road. The town can be improved by providing basic infrastructure and also rainwater harvesting techniques, Shashidhar says.

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