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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday laid the foundation stone for a 2.4-km-long four-lane elevated corridor between Ejipura and Kendriya Sadan in Koramangala.
Project cost is estimated to be Rs 204 crore and will cover a total area of 50,000 sq ft. It will be open in 18 months. Once completed, the flyover will be able to reduce travel time by 30 minutes.
To be built at a cost of Rs 204 crore, the flyover will be a four-lane road.
The signal-free corridor will bypass three major junctions prone to traffic jams– Ejipura main road-Intermediate Ring Road junction, Sony Signal junction and Kendriya Sadan junction.
Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said Bengaluru had over 60 lakh vehicles and the construction of the elevated corridor would help decongest roads. The work is expected to take about 18 months and it is expected to be ready by January 2019, he said.
Besides laying the foundation stone for the signal-free corridor, the chief minister also initiated a number of development projects in BTM Layout Assembly constituency. A total of Rs 625 crore has been allocated for these projects. A park adjoining Mestripalya Lake, is being built at a cost of Rs 7 crore. Around 950 houses would be built in Adugodi, Rajendra Nagar, Sudduguntepalya and Siddhartha Nagar for people living in slums. A grant of Rs 255.54 crore has been sanctioned for asphalting 300 kilometre of roads.
Bengaluru Development Minister George, former Mayor Manjunath Reddy, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, Mayor G Padmavathi, Corporators in BTM Assembly constituency and others were present.
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