KIMS land too for corridor project

Sirsi Circle-Agara junction signal free corridor to consume 54 lakh sqft of land

The list of ‘victims’ for the construction of signal-free corridor from Sirsi Circle to Agara Junction continues to grow. After swathes of Lalbagh, it has come to light that large tracts of prestigious medical colleges in the City too will be acquired for the project.

According to the detailed project report (DPR) submitted to the High Court of Karnataka by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), portions of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) and the Bangalore Medical College (BMC) too have been earmarked for the 12-kilometre corridor project.

As much as 13,483 sq metre of space on the stretch at Prof Shivashankar Circle, where the two colleges are located, will be acquired.

When questioned on the proposed acquisition, Dr Siddappa, Director, BMC, said he had no knowledge of the matter.

While the BDA has submitted the report to the High Court, its Commissioner, Pradeep Singh Kharola, said he was yet to verify on the details.  
According to the project report, the corridor will consume 54 lakh sqft of land. Officials associated with similar project are now referring the document submitted to the Court.

‘Can be modified’

The Engineer Member for the BDA, Chikkarayappa, said the detailed project report was subject to modification, and will be considered during the implementation phase.
The detailed project report has been submitted to the High Court in a public interest litigation filed by the Koramangala First Block Residents’ Welfare Association, challenging the project.

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