Pressure has been building on the state government to drop the expensive steel flyover project. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come out with alternative routes and suggested four possible ways to reach international airport; but these may be feasible only once the developmental activities are completed. The existing Bellary road (NH7), which is around 19.2 km long, is the main road to reach airport.
Other routes suggested by the BBMP are:
Hennur Road (from Pulkeshinagar) – ORR – Kannur – Bagalur – Mylanahalli – Yerthaganahalli under bridge connecting KIA road (east corridor I) – 21.48 km.
Thanisandra main road (from Pukeshinagar circle via Tannery road) – Shampura main road – Nagawara junction – Belahalli junction – Sathnur – Bagalur – Mylanahalli – Yerthaganahalli under bridge connecting KIA road (east corridor II) – 20.63 km.
Magadi road – Havanur circle, Mahalakshmi Layout, Kanteerava Studio circle, Jalahalli cross junction, Gangamma circle, MS Palya circle, Kogilu junction leading to KIA road (west corridor) – 30.36km.
The BBMP official claimed that the civic body has already developed the alternative roads for those heading towards the airport from ORR to Mylanahalli. Sources in the CM’s office said that the road from Kannur to Mylanahalli, and from Mylanahalli to Bagalur via airport, will be developed by PWD. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 7 crore under the Nagarothana scheme for the year 2014-15 for development of Hennur road.
HMT property to be acquired
For easing the commute for the people in the western parts of city, the state government has decided to construct integrated underpass and flyover, work for which is underway. This apart, an underpass is also being planned at Jalahalli cross; on cards is the overall development of the Subroto Mukherjee Road, for which land acquisition process will be taken up with the defence authorities.
CM inspects two routes
Meanwhile, on Monday, chief minister Siddaramaiah inspected two alternative routes to reach airport after Sunday’s protests by hundreds of Bengalureans. He first inspected the road from Hennur main road to Bagaluru circle, Bandikodgehalli and Mylanahalli, stretching 21.48 km. The CM estimated that once the said road is completed, it will reduce the travel distance to and from the airport by 9.64 km.
Credits Bangalore Mirror