Bengaluru: Whitefield–Airport Commute To Get Easier As NHAI Accelerates Work On Satellite Town Ring Road 
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.

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