Bengaluru’s 1st Underground Tunnel Road To Come Up Along Ballari Road; To Link To The Airport

An underground tunnel road in Bengaluru is proposed along the Ballari Road.

by Tooba Shaikh
Bengaluru’s 1st Underground Tunnel Road To Come Up Along Ballari Road; To Link To The Airport

An underground tunnel road in Bengaluru is proposed along the Ballari Road. What is more, it would be the very first such road in the Silicon Valley of India. It will serve as a link to the Kempegowda International Airport. This particular road is proposed in the same area where the underground corridor for Namma Metro has also been planned. Here are all of the important information that you would need to know about this particular infrastructure endeavour. 

Bengaluru’s 1st Underground Tunnel Road Proposed

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According to an article which was recently published by The Times Of India or TOI, the feasibility study for a double-decker tunnel road is underway as of now. It was commenced by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika or the BBMP.

The double-decker tunnel road will be along Ballari Road from Mehkri Circle to Hebbal. It will link to the international airport of Bengaluru. However, as per the article, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited or the BMRCL has already prepared the DPR for the metro corridor.

DPR stands for Detailed Project Report. As per a BMRCL source cited in the TOI article, they are not in the know regarding the proposed tunnel road and its alignment. The source also mentioned that making modifications would be time-consuming since the DPR was already prepared.

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Tunnel Road To Come Up Below The Upcoming Metro Corridor

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As per BS Prahlad, the Engineer-in-Chief of the BBMP, there is a vacant land located close to Esteem Mall. It will be built up to Palace Grounds. He said that the underground tunnel road would be built and would run around thirty metres below the metro corridor that is coming up.

He also mentioned that further actions will be taken once the feasibility study is completed which is going on as of now. 

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