BANGALORE: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana on Thursday said the tenderSURE project will be completed in six months.
TenderSURE (Specifications for Urban Roads Execution) is a public-private initiative that aims to develop urban roads. The scheme mandates the integration of water, sewage, power, OFC (optic fibre cable), gas and storm water drains under the road. The state government has allotted Rs 200 crore for it. Forty-five city roads have been chosen for a radical redesign. Now, under Phase 1, work has begun on three roads, including Cunningham Road and Vittal Mallya Road.
Lakshminarayana was responding to a query raised by Jayamahal corporator M K Gunashekhar, who said there is no clarity among corporators about the project. Saying the detailed project report (DPR) was not approved by the BBMP in the first place, Gunashekhar said corporators are being sidelined.
“Though we didn’t approve the DPR, the matter was brought before the High Court, which gave its approval. The government directed BBMP to pay Rs 100 crore for the same,” he said.
He said the project lays emphasis on footpaths for pedestrians, and with the width of the road being reduced considerably, there could be major traffic problems in the future.