Elevated road likely from BDA junction to Hebbal

Elevated road likely from BDA junction  to Hebbal

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said there is a proposal to construct an elevated road from BDA junction near Hotel Windsor Manor till Hebbal. 

The government wants to take up the project to ensure signal-free corridor from BDA junction till Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The BDA is likely to take up the project and a decision would be taken after consultations, he said after inspecting the elevated road between Hebbal and KIA, that was partially opened on Wednesday. He said the entire stretch would be thrown open to the public by January end.

There are six flyover stretches on the route and a stretch between Hebbal and Venkatala was thrown open to the public on a trial basis on Wednesday. The stretch between Chikkajala and Hunasamaranahalli is almost complete. Those between Vidyanagar and Baglur would be completed in another 15 days and the remaining two stretches would be completed in a week’s time. Efforts would be made to ensure toll-free ride for local residents, he added.

“There are certain issues as regards land in Jakkur and Yelahanka. More land is required for the infrastructure project there. The Indian Air Force is not willing to permit road construction projects in a few pieces of land that it owns. I will discuss the matter with Defence Minister A K Antony,” said Siddaramaiah.

“Some private persons own pieces of land at around eight places. There is a temple in the proposed road construction area which is hampering work. The government is ready to give compensation, but the local residents are opposing the project. Efforts would be made to convince them,” he added.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who accompanied Siddaramaiah during the inspection, said the State government has taken up a total of 240 main road construction projects and they would become a reality by May end. “The government is spending nearly Rs 570 crore for the projects and the work on 22 projects has already begun. The projects would be completed in three phases. 

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