Sites in Kempegowda Layout to be allotted soon, says CM

Applications will be invited for around 5,000 plots initially

Sites in Kempegowda Layout  to be allotted soon, says CM

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will invite applications for allotment of sites at Kempegowda Layout by March, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said.

Speaking to mediapersons after inspecting the works undertaken by the BDA on Friday, he said that initially applications would be called for 5,000 sites. In all, 20,000-25,000 sites will be available in the layout.

The government has already acquired about 2,000 acres for the layout. BDA officials said the matter pertaining to acquisition of another 600 acres was pending before the court.

According to officials, the land acquired for the layout is highly scattered and the initial 5,000 sites will be alloted from 200 acres. The government has proposed to set up a botanical garden on the 33-acre forest land at Hennur. Similar plans are afoot to develop gardens at five to six locations under the BBMP limits.

Road works

Siddaramaiah inspected various road work projects completed by the BDA. The agency has completed flyovers in Bhadrappa Layout and Nagavara junction and underpasses at BEL and Kuvempu Circle at a cost of Rs 90.10 crore.

He said that the government was planning a signal-free corridor between Central Silk Board and Hebbal. In the second phase, the work will be taken up between Hebbal and Nayandahalli. In total, the government has taken up five signal-free corridors at a cost of Rs 600 crore, he said.

“For the past 5-6 years, no work has been taken up on major roads in the City. Hence, we are concentrating on this now,” said Siddaramaiah and added that the works had been taken up at a cost Rs 560 crore.

Of the 400-km that will be developed under the project, work on 120 km is complete, he added. By March-end, work on the proposed 400 km will be complete, he added.
The Cabinet has approved a grant of Rs 200 crore for work on 12 roads under TenderSURE. Work orders have been issued, Siddaramaiah said.

The project work will soon begin for grade separators at Magadi-Basaveshwarnagar, West of Chord Road and Manjunathnagar 1st and 8th Main Road (Rs 58 crore). The work has commenced at Kittur Rani Chennamma junction (Rs 58 cr). An eight-lane road from Okalipuram junction to Fountain Circle will also be developed along with an underpass at a cost of Rs 115 crore.

He also inspected CNR Road underpass and said it would be completed by February-end.
On irregularities in KPSC recruitment in 2011 and nullifying of the said recruitments, he said the Cabinet would consider the issue in its meeting on February 11.

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