In what will be good news to commuters who grapple with frequent traffic jams on Bannerghatta Road, Mayor B S Sathyanarayana on Saturday announced that work to widen the road would start in two months.
BBMP has proposed to expand the road’s width to 150 feet. The road-widening project was notified in the Revised Master Plan-2015.
Sathyanarayana inspected Bannerghatta Road on Saturday. He announced that BBMP was planning to acquire land required for the road-widening work through transferrable development rights.
“BBMP has identified 405 properties and notices have been served. We shall start work only with the nod of property owners,” he said.
Sathyanarayana added that on October 19, BBMP will hold a meeting at a community hall to discuss the transfer of properties with their respective owners. He directed officials concerned to be present with required documents.
BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said that the detailed project report for the road-widening proposal was ready. He directed the chief engineer (Roads) to start the process of widening the road.
Meanwhile, Sathyanarayana directed officials to remove illegal hoardings on Bannerghatta Road. During their visit, the Mayor’s team also noticed an under-construction multi-storey building that was likely to hinder the road-widening work. The Mayor ordered the engineer concerned to direct the builder to stop the work.