Heavy traffic areas in City to get tunnel roads

 Speaking to mediapersons,  he said such roads would be laid in areas where heavy traffic is witnessed and also where road widening is near impossible.

Ashok said tunnel roads would be laid in congested areas like Avenue Road, wherein it is practically impossible to widen the stretch.

Another proposal was to construct such tunnel roads between Binny Mills and Kempe Gowda Bus station to reduce the traffic density, he said. However, the proposals are in preliminary stage and nothing concrete has emerged so far, he said. In terms of construction of tunnel roads, they are more expensive compared to flyovers. While the cost of constructing one km of flyover is around Rs 40 to 50 crore, similar stretch of tunnel road would cost around Rs 160 crore, he pointed out. BBMP and BDA will begin the process of constructing five new flyovers this year, he added. Ashok further said fresh tenders for security number plates would be invited after getting the court stay on the previous tender vacated.

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