BANGALORE: If the State Government approves the Bangalore Development Authority’s (BDA) plan to construct elevated corridors in busy areas, traffic congestion in city could soon be a thing of past.
BDA Commissioner Bharath Lal Meena said, “We have prepared the ground work and are conducting a study before submitting the proposal to the government. The study might take a few of months, and if approved, the project will cost more than Rs 2,000 crore. It can be completed within 24 months, if we distribute the work among different construction companies, and award time-bound contracts.”
The BDA has ruled out the option of undertaking the project on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model as toll cannot be collected within city limits.
The authority is mainly relying on government funds for the project.
According to the projections, one can reach Hosur Road from Tumkur Road near Yeshwantpur within 40 minutes after the completion of the proposed elevated corridor.
New projects to ease traffic grid locks
■ According to the sources, the first corridor will start from Yeshwantpur and pass through High Grounds, Hennur Junction, BRV Grounds on Cubbon Road, Anil Kumble Circle on M G Road, Corporation Circle and will end at Sirsi Circle on Mysore Road.
■ The second corridor will start at Agara and pass through Koramangala, Bangalore Dairy Circle, Lalbagh and end at Sirsi Circle on Mysore Road.
■ A fly-over would be constructed from BHEL Circle at the intersection of Mysore Road with Magadi-Mysore Chord Road and Mysore Road Junction to Bangalore University junction.
■ Another fly-over would be constructed connecting Tumkur Road with Magadi Road.
■ The fourth corridor would be constructed from Chandapura on Hosur Road to Bangalore - Kolar Highway through Whitefield and a fly-over would be constructed from Hebbal on Bellary Road to High Grounds.
All these elevated roads would be interconnected.