KR Puram-Whitefield underpass soon: DVS

KR Puram-Whitefield underpass soon: DVS

Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said that the work on the underpass between KR Puram and Whitefield will be completed within two months.

Speaking after inspecting the KR Puram overbridge, he said for the last three years the railway underpass project was in a limbo and to facilitate motorists, the work would be put on a fast track. 

Former KR Puram MLA Nandish Reddy discussed traffic issues and requested the minister, who is also the local MP, to link the existing skywalk to the foot-over-bridge of the KR Puram railway station.

“The railway quarters near the railway station is in a dilapidated state. The railway land on which the 28 staff quarters stand, could be used to widen the road at KR Puram,” Reddy suggested.

Gowda said that a meeting of the officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Railways will be held to discuss the issue. Facilities like toilets, rest rooms, etc, will be upgraded at the KR Puram railway station and the Railway officials will inspect the station on Monday (November 3).

Another skywalk will be built near the KR Puram railway station to help pedestrians, the minister added.

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