BANGALORE: Following his earlier statement to inspect projects in the city once a week, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday, inaugurated three projects in the city, which are likely to solve traffic problems in Veerannapalya, Kalyanagar and Basavanagudi. “The aim of these visits is to inspect and exert pressure on the officials to implement the projects on time. Bangalore is growing, it needs fast development,” Gowda said.
He inaugurated a grade separator at Kalyanagar Junction which connects Hebbal with K R Puram, built at a cost of Rs 37.65 crore and another at Veerannapalya Junction, built at a cost of Rs 36.28 crore, work for both of which was started in November 2009.
The Tagore Circle underpass in Basavangudi, a long-delayed project, was also inaugurated on Saturday by Sadananda Gowda along with Home Minister R Ashok and Mayor Sharadamma.
“There are 26 flyover/underpass/grade separator projects planned. Eight of these have been opened for public, while work is underway in 11 more projects,” Gowda said.
He added that the tender process for the remaining seven projects would be started soon.
These projects are being taken up at a total cost of Rs 1,527 crore by both Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).
Gowda also stated that work on the Signal-Free Corridor project announced in this year’s budget would be completed in the next two years.
“A total amount of Rs 426 crore has been announced towards signal free (corridors) projects, pending with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, currently estimated at the cost of Rs 2,020-crore,” Sadananda Gowda said.