Karnataka Budget: Rs 4,770 crore for Bengaluru City

Bengaluru, Mar 13, 2015:  Chief Minister Mr Siddaramaiah allocated Rs 4,770 crore to Bengaluru through various projects. The biggest infrastructure-related announcement made in the budget is the improvement of the busy Hebbal junction at a cost of Rs 80 crore. Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) officials explained that an underpass would be constructed below the Hebbal flyover, under the loop leading towards Nagawara.

Besides, the number of lanes from the loop stretching from the Kempegowda International Airport leading to Bengaluru will be increased to four. According to the plan, the Hebbal flyover on the other side will join the proposed Chalukya Circle steel flyover.

A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has already been prepared and the tender floated. The work will start soon.

To prevent road accidents, as many as 25 skywalks will be built across the Outer Ring Road (ORR) at KR Puram, Nagawara, Veeranapalya, Bhadrappa Junction, Laggere, etc under Public Private Partnership. The budget also proposed construction of a flyover at Doddanekkundi junction on the ORR at an estimated cost of Rs 44 crore. The skywalk and flyover project will be executed by the BDA.

Rs 2,891.06 cr for BBMP

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been allocated Rs 2,891.06 crore. Of this amount, Rs 1,500 crore are for widening of roads, development of junctions, TenderSure project, construction of grade separators, development of backward areas of the erstwhile seven City Municipal Corporations ( CMCs) which are now part of BBMP and construction of railway over/underbridges.

The grants will come from the Nagarotthana scheme, the Finance Commission of India and the Karnataka Finance Commission.

A total of seven roads will be widened, including Ballari Road from Mekhri Circle to BDA junction up to Palace Cross Road, Varthur Road up to Sarjapur Road and Bannerghatta Road from JD Mara Junction till Nice Road.