Eight roads in City to be widened to 45 metres

BBMP ready with DPRs on some of them; costs being worked out

Eight roads in City to be widened to 45 metres

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will widen eight major roads in the City to 45 metres in accordance with the Revised Master Plan, 2015. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the widening of these roads in the State Budget for 2015-16 on Friday.

The civic body has completed the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on some of the roads.

Ballari Road will be widened from Mekhri Circle till BDA junction up to Palace Cross Road; Jayamahal Road from Mekhri Circle till Cantonment railway station, Palace Road; Sarjapur Road from Outer Ring Road (ORR) till Dommasandra; Bannerghatta Road from JD Mara Junction till Nice Road; Dr Ambedkar Road from MM Road (in Frazer Town) till ORR, Dinnur Road from Sanjaynagar Main Road to Ambedkar Medical College, Varthur Road up to Sarjapur road via Gunjur. Subroto Mukherjee Road will also be widened. Kempegowda, BBMP Executive Engineer, Major Roads Division, told Deccan Herald: “The widening of Ballari Road and Jayamahal Road was proposed long ago but the work got delayed because of problems in land acquisition.

Currently, the dispute over acquiring land on Palace Grounds owned by Mysuru’s royal family is being heard by the Supreme Court. Only recently, we acquired 15 acres and 39 guntas of land for widening both the roads, following an order of the top court.”

DPR prepared
S Somashekhar, Chief Engineer, Major Roads, said that widening Jayamahal and Ballari roads, as per the Detailed Project Reports, would cost Rs 90 crore. BBMP officials claimed that traffic would not be affected once the work began.

Similarly, the DPR has been prepared for the widening of Bannerghatta Road, the total cost of which would be Rs 150 crore.

 “People who will part with their property have already applied for Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) and the tender process is under way. About 7.5 km of stretch from Bannerghatta Road from JD Mara Junction till Nice Road will be widened,” an official said.

Similarly, Sarjapur Road from ORR to Dommasandra will be widened at total cost of Rs 200 crore, according to officials.

The estimates for the remaining four roads are being worked out and DPRs will be prepared soon, the officials added.

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