The other 23 roads BBMP is widening

While unrest continues over roadwidening in the city, including a pending court case, the BBMP is widening 23 roads that are former BDA layouts. Work has already begun and is expected to finish in a year.

The BBMP is widening, strengthening and asphalting 23 roads in Bengaluru, under grants given by the Government of Karnataka. Sources in the BBMP say that work on these roads began six months ago and is expected to be completed in the next one year.

These 23 roads are not part of the 100-odd roads that are stuck in the Karnataka High Court, due to a petition filed by former mayor P R Ramesh. Read more about that here.

The following are the roads:  

Strengthening, Widening and Asphalting of roads Length (kms) Estimated cost (Rs. lakhs) Current Width (m) Proposed width (m)
         
Hosur road to Begur road via AECS layout 1.6 460 7-15 15
Nyanapanahalli road (Bannergatta – Arekere road & Anjanapura road) 1.15 255 15-24 15-24
Tayappa garden road 0.85 225 18 18-24
Doddakamanahalli road (From Bannergatta road via Hulimavu Police station) 2.18 695 18-24 24
Arekere main road (via Arekere) 1.56 430 18 24
Anjanapura road (From Kanakapura main road) 0.8 340 18 18
Kengeri town 2 400 8-10 30
Outer ring road to Magadi road via BDA complex, Sriandadakaval Arogya layout Kebbehalla 3 600 10-12 18
Magadi Main road up to Giddakonenahalli, Muddenahalli 2.5 500 15 18
Papareddy Begalamma temple via ‘D’ group employees layout 2 400 10-11 18
Ullala Road from Vidyaneketha road school to Muddaiahapalya road via BDA layout 3 600 8-9 18
Doddanekundi main road 3 500 7.5-10 18
Doddanekundi, Guru raja layout, Krishnareddy layout, Shanbog layout and other layout main roads 2.47 600 6-10 12-18
Kodigehalli main road to Sigehalli Govt. School via Bethal Nagara 1.5 400 10 18
Sigehalli, Mallappa garden to Priyankanagara 2 500 5.5-9.5 12-18
Nagavarahalli from NH7 to Kodigehalli gate via Kothihosalli Kodigehalli Vidyaranyapura Chikkbettahalli and Vishwamanava Kuvempu road via Amruthnagar upto Dasarahalli 7.5 900 12 18
Nagavarahalli from Nagavara Junction to Tanisandra via Saraya pally, Vidyasagara (from yelahanka to jakkur) 2 400 12 15
Allalasandra railway gate to Doddaballapur road, via judicial colony, yelahanka 2 400 10 12
Yelahanka Yeshwanthpur road from Mother Dairy Circle to MS palya 2.5 400 12 18
Doddaballapura road to Mother Dairy Circle via 3rd ‘A’ Cross, 1st Main and 15th B cross, 7th A and 15th A cross 2.5 400 12 18
Abbigere Main road from Kammagondanahalli entrance to Abbigere border (change of road to Hesargatta main road from M S Palya Singapura to Lakshmi pura) 2.52 500 18 18
KAIDB Main road from Peenya 2nd stage to NH-4 2.95 500 18 24
Rajagopalnagar Main road from TVS Cross, Double road to Peenya 2nd Stage (Change of road from outer ring road (Kanteerava Studio) to TVS Cross) 2.5 500 30 24
Source: BBMP        

All these 23 roads are former BDA layouts and are now being developed by the BBMP for a cost of over Rs 100 crores. Most of the roads are being widened to 18 metres (60 feet) or above. Interestingly, there is one road – Rajagopalnagar Main Road from TVS cross and Double Road to Peenya 2nd Stage – that is already 30 metres wide. But the BDA’s Revised Master Plan (RMP) indicates this road to be 24 metres. Sources in the BBMP say they aren’t sure why the RMP says this.

In the case of some other roads, the current width varies along the stretch of a particular road and widening will be done accordingly. Take the case of Hosur Road to Begur Road, via AECS Layout. The road width is currently 7 metres in certain parts and 15 metres in other parts. The road will be widened to make the entire stretch 15 metres wide.

In the case of roads like Nyanapanahalli Road, it’s currently 15 to 24 metres wide. The proposed width is also 15 to 24 metres. BBMP sources say in such cases only strengthening and asphalting of the roads will be carried out. 

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