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Work on Escalator Skywalk on ORR begins

Jitu Virwani, Chairman and MD with Mr. Krishna Byregowda, Hon Minister for Agriculture ckCity Kemp News

The construction of an escalator skywalk outside the gates of Embassy Manyata Business Park on Outer Ring Road, by Embassy Group is underway.
Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister for Agriculture and local MLA attended the puja that officially marked the beginning of the construction on Wednesday.
KJ George, Minister for Bangalore Development was unable to attend the event, however, he expressed his support for the project and commitment to ensuring that this much-awaited project is completed quickly to safeguard the heavy pedestrian traffic in and around the business park.
The Embassy Group will be funding the entire construction cost for the project the design for which has been approved by all relevant bodies including the BDA. It is expected to be completed within 6 months.
This skywalk once completed, will have escalators to encourage pedestrians to use it and provide the facility of crossing safely. The skywalk also provides easy access from and to the bus stop on the south side of Outer Ring Road.
Commenting on the project, Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy Group said, “We are delighted to start this initiative. We have received approvals on the design and drawings of the skywalk from BDA. Now with the tender and quotation also in place, we are happy to announce the commencement of construction. We will work in close partnership with various authorities including the police department under the guidance of Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M.A Saleem and local city administration on various programs to support communities in and around our business parks.”
With this new skywalk, Embassy Group aims at providing greater convenience and safety to more than 80,000 employees across over 60 companies at Embassy Manyata Business Park besides neighbouring communities and visitors to the park. The skywalk has been designed by BDA and M/S Nagesh Consultants and reviewed by STAWR Consultants, while Synergy Property Development Services are managing the project.
This initiative is part of the Embassy Group’s commitment to continuously work with the authorities to solve infrastructure issues, cleaning /maintenance of areas around the park implementation of effective traffic management that involves deploying our guards to support the traffic police in optimal traffic movement, carpooling programs in partnership with the Bangalore traffic police.
The Embassy Group and its various entities have repeatedly offered support for various such projects and will continue to work with the city administration on such development efforts.

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