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Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday said, “The government is determined to ensure good infrastructure and cleanliness in Bangalore, which is ranked as the 16th important city in the world.”

Published: 21st December 2012 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

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Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday said, “The government is determined to ensure good infrastructure and cleanliness in Bangalore, which is ranked as the 16th important city in the world.”

He was speaking at a function organised to lay foundation stone for the proposed eight-lane corridor between Okalipuram Junction and Fountain Circle.

Shettar said the state government had allocated Rs 15,000 crore in the last four-and-half years and Rs 5,200 crore during this financial year for various projects in the city.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is in the process of awarding works to make outer ring road signal-free between Hosur Road and Hebbal Junction; Mysore Road and Kanakapura Road, he added.

Signal-free travel to Majestic: The BBMP has allotted works to construct eight-lane corridor with loops, underpasses and road-under bridges to provide signal free travel to Majestic, Railway Station, Rajajinagar and Malleswaram between Oaklipuram and Fountain Circle at the cost of Rs 115 crore.

The state government has incurred Rs 58.79 crore to acquire 3.16 acres of land in Binny Mill, which would be given to the railways in exchange for the railway land, that would be taken for the corridor.

The civic agency will also have to reconstruct the railway buildings that will be demolished while constructing the corridor.

Cleaner Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar said, “The state government has allocated Rs 200 crore to ensure that the garbage is cleared in the city.

One waste processing unit will be set up in each assembly constituency and one waste segregation unit will be set up in each ward to segregate and clear garbage. Sixteen biogas plants will be set up across the city to generate gas from organic waste.”

He said that the government had initiated measures to ensure that the garbage was disposed of in the most scientific manner at Mandur and Mavallipura landfills.

According to Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar, the project is would be completed within 18 months.

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