BANGALORE: If all goes well, at least 200 km of road in Bangalore will be adopted by private firms. A group of companies have come forward to adopt and develop roads under the Adopt-a-Mile Bengaluru initiative.
Mayor Sathyanarayana told reporters that Adopt-a-Mile Bengaluru has come forward with an investment of around `300 crore for road development. “They will adopt particular stretches of road. Except asphalting, they will take care of streetlights, footpath maintenance, drainage cleaning and other works. We have communicated this to the Prime Minister’s Office. We wanted Narendra Modi to inaugurate the event. The PMO has asked us to contact Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu,” he said.
A team of BBMP councillors and other officials are meeting Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi next week. “We will discuss the concept and invite him to inaugurate the event. There are around 150 members in the Adopt-a-Mile group. We are expecting at least 200 km to be adopted,” Sathyanarayana told Express.