Karnataka government to begin development projects worth Rs 3,500 crore in Bangalore

Here is good news for motorists and commuters who are fed up of the Frequent traffic jams on JC Road in Bangalore. The state government has decided to construct a flyover from Minerva Junction to Town Hall at an estimated cost of Rs 139 crore, to clear the congestion.

Ahead of the forthcoming Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council elections, the state government has decided to take up development work in the city at an estimated cost of Rs 3,500 crore. “A steel flyover on the two-km stretch between Minerva Circle and Town Hall on JC Road will be a great relief for motorists. We are also planning to construct a 700-meter long steel flyover on Race Course Road near Shivananda Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 57 crore as well,’’ said Ramalinga Reddy,minister for transport and Bangalore District In-charge.

Reddy said that most of the work will be completed within six months to one year except major projects that need more time. “I told the officials to complete all procedures and preparations within the next two months. UI also specified that the commencement of work on mega projects should begin in the next six months. I want all the projects to be completed within two years,’’ he said.

The state government has also planned to construct a concrete flyover between Ejipura and Kendriya Sadana at a cost of Rs 214 crore. “We need two years to complete this 2.4-km long flyover,’’ Reddy said.

The proposed development works include widening of Sarjapur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Tannery Road, Varthur Road, Dinnur Main Road and Subratho Mukherjee Road apart from constructing a multi-level parking facility at Freedom Park. These works are in addition to the proposed elevated corridors – north-south corridor from Central Silk Board to Hebbal and two east-west corridors from Jnanabharathi to Whitefiled and KR Puram to Goraguntaplaya. The state government has earmarked Rs 50 crore for preparing a detailed project report for the same.

NORTH BANGALORE CONNECTIVITY & INFRASTRUCTURE

CONNECTIVITY & TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
The City can be accessed by a ringed network transport system consisting wide three lane roads, dedicated perimeter bus lanes with bus stands located at strategic points with over-bridge/underpass pedestrian connections. It will have space to park over 40,000 cars.The Airport City would be connected to the proposed high-speed rail link and the road expressway from the central business district, M G Road.

As the new airport is 40km (25 miles) outside the city, a new high-speed rail link, is being planned to connect the city to the airport. The various road and rail connectivity means are as follows:

NH-7 to BIA is 6-lane divided carriageway. NHAI is in the process of widening the NH-7 from existing 6-lanes to 8-lanes, which can sustain higher traffic due to airport expansion and expected real estate developments on either sides of the NH-7.

Bangalore Metro Rail covering a length of around 33 kms spread over the North-South and East-West Corridors is under construction by Government of Karnataka at an estimated project cost of INR 64 billion (US$ 1.5 billion).

In order to ensure fast and easy connectivity from Bangalore City Centre to the International Airport, Hi-Speed Airport Rail link of around 34 kms from CBD to the Airport is under development, which will enable passengers to reach the Airport around 25 minutes.

Monorail is also planned for development to serve as feeder lines to Metro

Commuter Rail system enabled to connect Devanahalli with Yeshvantpur via Yelahanka

Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) Project comprising of construction of a 6-lane tolled expressway between Bangalore and Mysore,development of 5 integrated townships, power plant, tolled ring roads around Bangalore to ensure fast and easy connectivity between the 2 cities and commercial development along the corridor is under implementation on PPP basis

Government of Karnataka is developing the Peripheral ring Road (PRR) as 8-lane expressway along the periphery of Bangalore for a total road length of 109 km Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation runs eleven bus routes from locations in the city to connect to the new airport. The airport can be reached through Hebbal via Bellary Road, through NH-Yelahanka people can also reach BIAL through Yelahanka via Vidyaranyapura where traffic is less congested.

KSIIDC-IL&FS Project Development Company Limited (KIPDC) wishes to develop a Logistics Park near Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) on Public-Private sector.