Okay for Rs 19.85-cr steel flyover at Shivananda Circle

The State Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the construction of a steel flyover at Shivananda Circle at a cost of Rs 19.85 crore. Land acquisition and other expenses will jack up the cost of the project to Rs 40 crore.

The Cabinet decision comes close on the heels of dropping a steel flyover project between the Chalukya Circle to Hebbal flyover costing around Rs 1,800 crore following a public outcry. However, the Shivananda Circle steel flyover is much smaller, which is more of an overpass.

Sources said the bridge will be 326 metres long with a carriageway width of 14 metres. It will connect commuters from Race Course Road towards Hare Krishna Road and the Railway underpass in Sheshadripuram.

Shivananda Circle is the intersection of Hare Krishna Road with Kumara Krupa Road. M Venkata Rao Infra Projects has been assigned the project to complete it in a year from the date of commencement of project, said Palike sources.

The Cabinet also decided to develop the Bagalur-Budigere Road as a two- lane road to connect Kempegowda International Airport at a cost of Rs 12.33 crore

In another decision, the State Cabinet decided to allot the work of creating infrastructure for Indira canteens in 198 wards of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike limits to Krishnagiri-based KEF Limited. The company will build one kitchen and eight canteens in every Assembly constituency at a cost of Rs 28.5 lakh, the sources said. Indira canteens will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable rates and are proposed to be launched on August 15.
DH News Service

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