Infrastructure gets boost

The Palike has reserved Rs 1,100 cr for 10 parking bays under Sir M Visvesvaraya Infrastructure Development Plan, Rs 178.24 crore for a flyover from Sirsi Circle to Nayandahalli and Rs 3.95 crore project to enable signal-free traffic movement from Yeshwantpur circle to Outer Ring Road. It has also been proposed to construct as many as 50 underpasses across the City. The BBMP has also proposed to re-model the Kalasipalya bus stand in joint venture with Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation at a cost of Rs 226 crore.

The budget has also proposed to construct approach roads to the International Airport at a cost of Rs 40 crore. It has also outlined a Rs 44-crore project for the modernisation and development of footpaths on selected roads in Central Business District. A sum of Rs 30 crore has been set aside to provide infrastructure facilities in newly-created zones. With the successful completion of the white topping (concrete top) along Hosur Road, a Rs 25-crore pilot project has been proposed on a 30-km stretch in the City.

The Palike has chosen Public-Private-Partnership route to develop 147 markets in the City. A committee of tenants will be constituted for day-to-day maintenance of the markets.

Construction of a multi-purpose commercial complex with parking facility will be undertaken at K R Puram at an estimated cost of Rs 153 crore. Similar complexes have also been proposed at Gandhi Bazaar at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore and Johnson Market at a cost of Rs 14.85 crore. The budget has also earmarked Rs five crore for the development of three burial grounds -  at Chamarajpet, K R Puram and R T Nagar.   

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