Bangalore To Soon Have A 190 Km-Long Tunnel To Ease Traffic & These Areas Will Be Covered!

by Shreya Rathod
Bangalore To Soon Have A 190 Km-Long Tunnel To Ease Traffic & These Areas Will Be Covered!

Besides being a tech city, Bangalore is infamous for its traffic congestion. The amount of time a person spends stuck in traffic is unimaginable. To combat this issue, the Karnataka government has proposed to build a 190-km-long tunnel in Bangalore; here’s all about it.

Bangalore To Soon Have A Tunnel

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A 190-km tunnel has been planned to reduce traffic congestion in the city. In fact, the state government will issue public contracts for it within 45 days, according to Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar.

He stated that a 190-km long tunnel road has been proposed to combat traffic congestion in Bangalore and eight companies have qualified for it. Within 45 days, they plan to issue a request for proposals from the companies that have already submitted a feasibility report.

The tunnel road should have four or six lanes, and its beginning and ending points will be determined by these companies. A decision must also be made regarding whether it should be extended across the city, he added. The project must be completed in stages since it is very large-scale and requires a significant amount of finance.

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These Places Will Be Covered

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Currently, 190 kilometres have been suggested. There have been identified areas along Bellary Road, Old Madras Road, Miller Road, Chalukya Circle, Trinity Circle, Sarjapur Road, Hosur Road, Kanakapura Road to Krishna Rao Park, Mysore Road to Sirsi Circle, KR Puram, Goraguntepalya, Tumakuru Road to Yeshwantpur Junction, Magadi Road, Outer Ring Road and Silk Board.

They have chosen these regions based on priority. The businesses would investigate where and how to construct this subterranean route. He claimed Bangalore needs a tunnel road with at least four lanes.

According to him, top engineers have been tasked with applying pressure on contractors to hastily finish the most crucial priority works, such as drainage for rainwater flow. Also, he noted the severe congestion on the Outer Ring Road in Bangalore last week and claimed to have spoken with the relevant officials and the traffic police about the matter.

Additionally, he suggested that engineers from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike collaborate with the traffic police to address the pothole problem.

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Potholes in the locations the traffic police have designated should be filled right away to prevent accidents.

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