Upcoming roads to increase connectivity
Road development works are progressing around the city to ease traffic conditions and for faster travel – R Jayaprakash Reports, TIMES OF INDIA.
In Bangalore, developments are slowly taking place far from the city center-knowledge industry, international airport, proposed IT corridors, integrated townships etc. Quite understandably one issue that has dogged developments and has proved and impediment is connectivity to these places. This has been rallying point of industry captains and is being addressed on a war footing by a number of initiatives and road projects-NICE’s 42 km peripheral ring road, BMRDA’s expressway, BBMP’s instant flyover, NHAI’s road on stilts to Electronic City, to mention a few.
The Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise, which is implementing the 111 km Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corporation Project has completed the road part of Phase I of the Project. The first phase consists of a 9.1 km link road between Mysore Road (BHEL) and Somupura (the interchange and the beginning of the expressway), 12 km expressway up to Bidadi, development of interchanges at Hosur Road, Tumkur Road, and Link Road, and a 41 Km peripheral road linking Hosur Road to Tumkur Road and the first township.
The expressway, by the BMRDA, to the new international airport at Devanahalli also took off late. However, officials are confident that it will be ready by 2009. The Rs 1,000 crore Project is finally taking shape.