Watch: Posh Indiranagar 100 Ft Road to get a white-topped look


Palike has picked road for project even though stretch is in a good condition

Following suggestions from resident groups, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has promised to re-design Indiranagar 100 Feet Road, which is going to be white-topped in a month’s time.

Although the 2.6-km road is in good shape, the civic authority has picked the road for white-topping, stating that the stretch sees dense traffic movement.

The project has been estimated to cost Rs 28 crore.

Watch: Posh Indiranagar 100 Ft Rd to get a white-topped look

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On Monday, MLA S Raghu along with BBMP officials, including Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, laid the foundation stone for white-topping and comprehensive development of footpath.

Some of the key points raised by the local citizens include adequate space for pedestrians and cyclists, rainwater harvesting facility and a uniform carriageway.

The BBMP is expected to re-do the design after consulting local residents.

“The residents want rainwater harvesting, friendly infrastructure for non-motorised transport and parking facility. We might take 10-15 days to prepare the new drawings. The project implementation will take about three months,” a senior BBMP official said.

Sathish Rao, a resident of Indiranagar, urged officials to take ideas from CG Road in Ahmedabad while finalising the design.

“What has been carried out on the 80 Feet Road cannot be replicated on the 100 Feet Road, although both roads have a four-lane carriageway. No two roads are the same. Not much attention has been given to ensuring footpaths on the 80 feet road are free from encroachments,” he said, suggesting BBMP officials come up with project specifications for 100 Feet Road by meeting the requirements of traders, cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

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The BBMP has just completed work on the 80 Feet Road that connects Old Madras Road and the Old Airport road, which is expected to be inaugurated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

The 1.87-km road is being developed by the same firm which has been entrusted with the work of white-topping 1.28-km CMH Road.

Both these projects were estimated to cost Rs 48 crore.

White-topping of the CMH Road is currently under progress.

During the development of 100 Feet Road, residents have also requested the BBMP to not increase the carriageway. They complain that the Palike has not shared the detailed project report with the residents yet.

Some residents also say that the BBMP officials are not paying enough attention to the Jeevanbhimanagar Road, which is in a state of complete mess.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board had recently dug up the road but it has not been restored yet.



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