ORRCA meets official to review work

Members of the Outer Ring Road Companies’ Association (ORRCA), a representative body of companies on the outer ring road, have submitted a list of infrastructure works to be taken up on the ORR on priority.

A few representatives met Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, Urban Development, and submitted a petition with a wishlist that includes white-topping of several roads.

The recent record rainfall in the city has worsened the plight of thousands of employees commuting and working on the outer ring road and across the IT corridors of the city, said a petition. “To bring to the government’s attention to the immediate issues that are now negatively impacting ‘Brand Bengaluru’ and discuss how the private sector can be of assistance, ORRCA members met the chief secretary,” one of the office bearers of ORRCA said.

“At the meeting, ORRCA and the Urban Development Department agreed that Bengaluru has gained significant importance as a premier global IT destination. To build upon current achievements and further growth in the city, during the meeting, the progress of infrastructure development activities that were identified by ORRCA over a year ago was reviewed,” he said.

Projects reviewed

The government’s commendable approval for Metro rail on the ORR and the imperative to move to a contractual phase to expedite execution.

The project for white-topping 14 arterial roads to decongest the ORR and other IT corridors of traffic bottlenecks.

Plans to desilt and develop stormwater drains to alleviate flooding issues like the ones experienced. Progress and plans for enhancement of KR Puram and Silk Board junctions to remove traffic congestion.

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