A dozen traffic junctions in Bengaluru to undergo beautification
Bengaluru is getting a facelift. After 42 fountains that will come up in the city to reduce air pollution, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (
Recently, the BBMP beautified ITC Windsor Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore. “The BBMP has identified 12 traffic junctions. Designing of these circles is in progress. The objective of beautification of these junctions is to enable movement of vehicular traffic without any hassles. Efforts will be made to increase the aesthetic appeal of each traffic junction,’’ said Gaurav Gupta, BBMP Administrator.
A meeting was held on Monday at the BBMP Head Office to discuss the plan to beautify 12 traffic junctions. The meeting was attended by Gupta, BBMP Commissioner
The BBMP has identified traffic junctions like
Chalukya Circle will have Chalukya architecture. Anil Kumble Circle will have a sports theme and Mysore Bank Circle will have the Karaga festival theme
— Gaurav Gupta, BBMP Administrator
“Chalukya Circle will be developed with Chalukya architecture. The objective is to create awareness among the public on Chalukya architecture.
Importance will be given to the development of footpaths and streetlights and bollards. Anil Kumble Circle is near the Cricket Stadium and it will have a sports theme and Mysore Bank Circle will have the Karaga festival theme,’’ said Gupta, adding that the budget for the work is yet to be estimated.
BS Prahlad said most of the existing traffic junctions were developed unscientifically. “These junctions will be developed by keeping motorists as well as pedestrians’ welfare in mind. Many of the existing junctions are not pedestrian friendly. Our objective is to enable pedestrians to cross without hassles.’’
However, MN Sreehari, a traffic expert, said, “There is no point in installing a few sculptures or paintings near the traffic junctions. The BBMP authorities must take measures to trim the tree branches at traffic junctions. Efforts should be made to illuminate traffic junctions,’’ said Sreehari.
Welcoming BBMP’s plan, Ashish Verma, associate professor, Transportation Systems Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering,