Some action on layout formation front by BDA after 10 years

Civic agency calls for applications for 5K sites in KG Layout

For Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the year 2015 has been one of achievement as it called for applications for sites - after a gap of 10 years - in Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout.

Having failed to form Arkavathi Layout, the BDA has invited applications for the formation of 5,000 sites in Kempegowda Layout located between Mysuru Road and Magadi Road.

The civic agency allotted 3,000 one, two and three BHK (bedroom-hall-kitchen) flats for people in Vallagerahalli, Doddabanahalli, Kanminike, Malagala, Allur and Thippasandra.

Arkavathi: A non-starter
This year too, the BDA could not allot sites to applicants in Arkavathi Layout. It is still looking for three acres on the outskirts of the city to form sites, while it waits for government nod for other layouts - Shivaram Karanth Layout, S Nijalingappa Layout, D Devaraj Urs Layout and KC Reddy Layout.

Land recovered
The Authority recovered eight acres and 27 guntas of encroached land worth Rs 86.10 crore across the City. It started work on revising the master plan-2031 to suit the rapidly developing City and its traffic congestions.

The BDA started the process of calling for tenders for constructing a 6.9-km steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal. The estimated project cost is around Rs 1,200 crore.

No major plantation work was taken up across the City by the BDA this year, except maintenance of properties and landscaping Beggars’ Colony on Magadi Road. No lake rejuvenation work was taken up due to a financial crisis.

Awards
Two BDA projects were given awards by the Indian Concrete Institute for outstanding construction, technology and design. They are the two-level grade separator at Nayandahalli junction and a housing project for the economically weaker sections at Alur.

With an aim to ease connectivity along the outer ring road, the delayed flyovers at Kanteerava Studio (built at a cost of Rs 46.98 crore) and at Nagavara junction (Rs 29.60 crore) were inaugurated. Two skywalks at Kammanahalli junction (Rs 1.08 crore) and at Babusapalya (Rs 1.082 crore) were officially inaugurated this year.
DH News Service

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