Makeover for MG Road ahead of investors' meet

After almost a decade, the Mahatma Gandhi Road would get a partial makeover at an estimated cost of Rs three crore, thanks to the upcoming Global Investors’ Meet.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has taken up the improvement and asphalting of MG Road and is partially repairing the pavement, which is part of the project stretching from Queen’s Circle to Dickenson Road junction. According to the estimate, providing and fixing the pre-cast solid cement concrete kerb stones would cost Rs 7.79 lakh. The Palike is going to spend Rs 24.45 lakh on laying dense graded bituminous macadam on the road.

Painting of the new concrete road, laying of hot applied thermoplastic compound, 60-mm thick interlock pavers and reflective road name signboards will follow later.

Recently, when the existing kerb stones were removed and the footpath was partially demolished, shopkeepers and frequent visitors to MG Road wondered whether the work was part of the Tender SURE project. The Palike officials later clarified that the Tender SURE project may take at least five years to reach MG Road and the present work was only part of giving a makeover to MG Road, whose pavements are in bad shape.

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