New plan to lay concrete roads in City

New plan to lay concrete roads in City

Suggestion by urban planning experts; govt, BBMP to share costs

The State Government has decided to construct concrete roads in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike jurisdiction on a cost-sharing basis with the civic agency.

‘Tender Sure’, a committee comprising urban planning experts, will provide Palike comprehensive specifications for civic amenities along the City roads across Bangalore. The first suggestion made by it and accepted by the State and the Palike is to provide concrete roads for commuters.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Palike Commissioner Shankarlinge Gowda said: “The project will provide quality concrete roads to citizens. The initial proposal will be to construct seven kilometres of concrete roads in the City on a 50:50 cost sharing model between the Palike and the State government.”

The roads will be constructed in such a way that it will not require cutting of roads for laying of underground drainage lines, telephone lines or power connections.

This would also see a large-scale makevoer along these roads where culverts, stormwater drains and other menial works will be taken up simultaneously.

The Palike Commissioner has suggested the State government to increase the allocation for laying these model concrete roads from seven kilometres to 25 kilometres. Currently, the Palike is in the process of identifying the stretch where concrete roads can be laid.

Two years ago, the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) had laid ‘free of cost’ cement road along Hosur Road to entice the Palike into laying the same across the City.

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