Brigade Road Bangalore: Brigade Road ready after Rs 4.3 crore-facelift | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: After seven months of work, Brigade Road is now ready for public use. A 320-metre stretch has been redeveloped by Bengaluru Smart City Limited (BSCL) under the TenderSURE project at a cost of Rs 4.3 crore.
The work, which began in January, had left the business community sulking as they were yet to recover from the losses that they incurred during last year’s lockdown.
According to BSCL managing director P Rajendra Cholan, the work was taken up after consulting the business fraternity. Another official said traders on Brigade Road were initially not happy with the timing of the project but the government officials managed to convince them.
Cholan said the lockdown during the second wave of Covid-19 helped them complete the work fast.
Brigade Road was selected for redevelopment in 2015 when then chief minister Siddaramaiah announced it. The redeveloped stretch now is 7.5-metre wide and pedestrian paths are 1.8 -3.2 metres wide.
The road has exclusive ducts for OFC, rainwater and sewage water. Besides, 31 LED light poles have been installed.
Suhail Yusuf of the Brigades’ Shops and Establishments’ Association said: “We’re hoping business will gradually bounce back. The fraternity here has incurred huge losses due to the lockdown.”

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