Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has approved a plan to build a 102 km elevated corridor in Bengaluru to help with the traffic and congestion in the city.
The corridor project will be completed by 2025 and will connect the north-south, east-west and central parts of the city.
The Rs 25,495 crore project is headed and executed by Karnataka Road Development Corporation (KRDCL), reports Bangalore Mirror. The new development was approved on Thursday during a meeting chaired by the state chief minister. The government has given a week's deadline for citizens to file objections. Many environmental activists have already opposed the proposed project.
The project requires the acquisition of 92 acres of land. The chief minister said, according to Bangalore Mirror, that out of this only 17 acres of land is private.
The corridor will boast six and four-lane roads. In the locales where the government has acquired private lands, there will be two roads which will be 3.5 metres each. In the other areas, the corridor will have a six-lane road. The corridors will be elevated at seven places in the city at a height of 11 feet.
Due to objections raised by green activists, chief minister Kumaraswamy assured everyone that the project will take place with a 100 percent transparency.