Karnataka government to build world’s longest tunnel highway network in Bangalore
The traffic in Bangalore is increasing day by day and there has been a huge increase in the traffic in the last few years. The city, once known for its wonderful weather and comfortable living, is now known for delays, traffic jams and heavy noise.
To solve this traffic problem, the authorities have made many efforts and it is continuing continuously. To get rid of this problem, the Karnataka government has announced a plan to build a 99 kilometer long tunnel highway.
Bangalore’s upcoming tunnel network will serve to connect three corridors. In this, the first, North-South Corridor will work to connect Belle with Hosur Road and will work to connect key areas like Yelahanka, Hebbal, Cantonment, Kasturba Road, and Silk Board.
The second corridor will be the East-West Corridor, which will get two additional corridors. The first stretch will connect Varthur Kodi to Jananbharathi, and the second section will connect KR Puram to Gorgutenpalya and will pass through Old Madras Road.
The tunnel project will have three connecting corridors. First Corridor St. John Hospital Junction will work to connect Agara Road. The second corridor will work to connect the east and west corridors of 1 and 2.
The third corridor will connect Wheelers Road Junction to Kalyan Nagar, which is located on the Outer Ring Road. After the first report, information has come that Rs 22,000 crore can be spent to make 50 km.
It will work to connect Hebbal to KRpuram and Silk Board to Cantonment. The Phase 1 route will pass through St. John’s Road, Halasuru, Mehkari Circle, Jayamahal Road, Old Madras Road and KR Puram. And the Cantt-Silk Board will pass through Balekundri, Double Road, Lal Bagh.
The plan is to make a bi-directional tunnel with lower and upper decks. Along with this, barricaded provision is also possible, which can be made for two wheeler travel on the upper deck. The cost of 1 km in this project is Rs 450 crore.
This project can be made through public-private partnership mode. According to this system, the government can provide subsidy through hybrid annuity model and this investment can be collected by charging toll from the users.
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Story First Published: Saturday, July 15, 2023 , 9:05 am [IST]