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790 stalled development works to take up again

Bowing down to the pressure of the BBMP Councillors and the city MLAs, the state government has decided to take up over 790 different development works at a cost of Rs 522 crore in the city.

Published: 26th June 2013 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2013 08:48 AM   |  A+A-

Bowing down to the pressure of the BBMP Councillors and the city MLAs, the state government has decided to take up over 790 different development works at a cost of Rs 522 crore in the city.  

These works were  put on hold during the tenure of the previous government.

Bangalore In-charge and Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters here on Tuesday that the government will review all those works  which have been put on hold.

“The decision to revoke the works was taken following the appeals made by the legislators and the city Councillors,” he said.

He said all these works will be taken under MLA, Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s grants.

“I have instructed (the officials) to look into the matter case by case as preliminary process, including inviting tenders for some works had been done,” he said.

Reddy said he met the representatives of several civic agencies, including BBMP, BDA, BMRCL, BWSSB on Monday and discussed  the need for co-ordination among themselves.

He said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem presented a proposal to widen five junctions for hassle-free movement of traffic.

“The junctions for widening include Mekhri Circle - Windsor Manor (Ramanashree), Benniganahalli (K R Puram), Dairy Circle to Sagar Apollo (Hospital) (Bannerghatta Road) and Hudson Circle to Double Road,” he said.

There is also a  proposal to build a flyover near the Hebbal flyover to ease traffic congestion.

“All these proposals will be considered and  presented before the state Cabinet for approval,” Reddy said.

Also, a proposal to create signal-free corridors at six places, including Yeshwantpur-Okalipuram, Central Silk Board to Vellara junction, Mysore Road to Central Silk Board, Vellara Circle to N H Kundalahalli and Mekhri Circle to Hope Farm (Whitefield) are before the Cabinet. 

The authorities finalised tender process for these works, Reddy said.

The minister said the BBMP officials have been instructed  to take up the pothole filling works on a priority basis.

“The BBMP has identified over 36,000 potholes across the city and has already filled 20,000 potholes. The remaining will be completed within a fortnight,” he said.

Reddy said bad maintenance of the flyovers built by BDA also came up for discussion in the meeting. 

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