Bengaluru: Whitefield–Airport Commute To Get Easier As NHAI Accelerates Work On Satellite Town Ring Road Current route between Whitefield and Bengaluru Airport (Google Maps Screengrab)

The commute time to the Bengaluru airport may get shorter for those living in Whitefield within three years as the National Highways Authority Of India (NHAI) is accelerating the construction of the Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) between Hoskote and Dobbspet, The Hindu has reported.

The Ring Road will traverse through the northern corners of the city through areas like Devanahalli and Doddaballapur, passing within a couple of kilometres from the proposed entry into the Eastern Tunnel Road conceived by the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The road spans a distance of 80.32 km and will cost close to Rs 2,870 crore.

The other STRR arc, which connects the southern corners of the city, is expected to run into obstacles due to delays over wildlife and forest permissions for constructing an elevated road through Bannerghatta National Park.

“Until then, the STRR from Hoskote to Dobbspet can be constructed relatively fast. We expect it to be operational within three years, and will see the immediate diversion of vehicles that would have otherwise gone on Ring Road or through the city,” says S P Somashekhar, Project Director, NHAI.

He said a detailed feasibility report was being prepared and the tenders will be awarded by March 2019. “By August 2019, work will start. The contractor will be given a standard time of 30 months for work,” he added.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement