BDA's elevated corridors find mention in budget

BDA's elevated corridors find mention in budget

The recently announced Rs 18,000-crore proposal of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to construct elevated roads from Central Silk Board to Hebbal Junction, K R Puram to Tumkur Road and Varthur Lake to Mysuru Road, to ease traffic congestion in the City, has found a place in the budget.

A senior BDA official said the areas to be decongested are being surveyed and a detailed project report (DPR) is being prepared by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL). The three corridors will cover a 100-km area and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore under Public-Private Partnership.

The official said both the departments are contemplating and studying the feasibility of linking the steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal with an elevated corridor. Discussion was also on to see if all the corridors could be interlinked.

The government has also highlighted providing housing. As space for creating sites is a constraint in the City, the target is to allot 3000 flats in the City. Apart from this, construction of 3000 flats is also underway.

More flats will be allocated to people this year and the next. Also 10,000 sites will be created and allotted by March 2017. Last year, the government had stated that 5,000 sites will be given, and now, the number has increased.

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