In an effort to decongest the busiest roads of Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to build a signal-free corridor on Tumkur road at the cost of Rs 2,000 crores, reports The Indian Express.
Tumkur road is one of the busiest stretches as it acts as a gateway to the Northern part of Karnataka from Bengaluru.
The planned signal-free corridor includes six flyovers and underpasses at BEL, Taj Yeshwantpur junction, Outer Ring Road, Tumkur Road, Pipeline Road and HMT Junction in Bengaluru.
A detailed project report (DPR) has been sent to the state government seeking funds to be earmarked for this project in the upcoming budget of Karnataka.
“If the government allocates the fund of Rs 2,000 crores in this budget we will start acquiring lands which belong to defence establishment and private properties near the road and start phase manner work, without disturbing the public movement during the work. Approximately it will take at least five years to complete the signal-free corridor project,” said N Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner.
“Every weekend this road sees heavy traffic. Last three days of the week all the traffic junctions on Tumkur road will be jammed for more than three hours, hence I have proposed the plan and also discussed the same with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and in this year’s budget the project may get approval,” said local MLA Munirathna, who represents Rajarajeswari Nagar constituency.
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