Road asphalting works to be taken up soon

Road asphalting works to be taken up soon
Road asphalting works worth Rs 258.56 crore will soon be taken up in the City on priority.  Speaking to mediapersons after launching the works here on Saturday, BBMP Mayor Manjunath Reddy said that 211.96 km of roads will be asphalted including the roads in Hebbal Assembly constituency.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said that Rs 700 crore has been allotted for various developmental projects under the Nagarothana scheme and tenders will be called by February 25.

In four months, all roads will be restored. Elevated roads will be constructed in southwestern and northeastern areas of the City, he said.

Public Works Minister HC Mahadevappa said that the Public Works Department (PWD) has been allotted Rs 400 crore for new corridors and Rs 200 crore for signal-free roads. A traffic decongestion committee has been formed to work towards easing traffic problems in the City.

 Mahadevappa added that the PWD, Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA), BBMP, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), will prepare a detailed plan to develop the Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR), connecting the City to Dobbspet, Kanakapura, Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Magadi and Hoskote. The minister added that  they have approached the Surface Transport Ministry for further assistance.

Meanwhile, BBMP Opposition leader Padamanabha Reddy said that the BBMP should have sought more funds under the Nagarothana scheme.
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