Bengaluru, which was a delayer in grabbing a Smart City slot can now look forward to world-class roads and footpaths in the Central Business District. After a break of three-years since the city was listed under the Smart City project, Bengaluru will witness “Smart Roads” at 20 different locations. Slacking of the work, it looks like the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike issued work orders recently.
The 20 selected roads located within the central business district (CBD) will provide motorists and pedestrians with advanced scientific facilities including smart signaling, light-controlled crossing for pedestrians, digital information boards to, smart dustbins, smart parking systems, solar charging ports, and many other facilities.
The civic body had floated tenders for the project worth of Rs 230 crore during November 2018 and it seems it has finally found the bidders by now.
Civil Body finally finds a bidder
BBMP wanted to take up the comprehensive development of these roads in Bengaluru as per TenderSure guidelines, upgrading the chosen stretches to feature well-planned layouts and access.
A senior engineer attached to the Smart City Project at BBMP said, “The work on these roads will begin in 15 days, soon after the board meeting of the Smart City Project cell which is scheduled to be held on May 21. The work will be completed in about 15 months.”
In the initial stage, the BBMP is finalizing the bidder to take up several other roads under the same project in the second phase. As many as 16 roads will be part of Phase-2 at a cost of about Rs 208 crore under six packages.
The civic body will also take up work of laying cobblestones along Commercial Street between Jumma Masjid junction and Kamaraj Road junction at a cost of Rs 8 crore to make it completely a pedestrian zone.
List of Smart Roads in the city:
Kamaraj Road to Jumma Masjid Road
MG Road to Commercial Street
Dickenson Road to Kingston Kingston Road
MG Road to Kamaraj Road (via Dickenson Road)
Infantry Road from Ali Askar Road to Safina Plaza Complex
MG Road to Shivajinagar Bus Stand (TTMC) and up to Balekundri Junction
Bowring Hospital Road from Main Guard Cross Road to HSIS Gosha Hospital
Millers Road from Chalukya Circle to Cantonment Via Queens Road
Raj Bhavan Road from Minsk Square to Basave
Mcgrath Road from Brigade Road up to Richmond Circle
Convent Road from Richmond Road to Residency Road
Hayes Road from Richmond Road to Residency Road
Wood Street from Museum Road to Richmond Road
Castle Street from Museum Road to Richmond Road
Tate Lane from Richmond Road to Castle Street
Kasturba Road from Siddalingaiah Circle to Minsk Square via Queens via Queens Statue (MG Road)
Queens Road from MG Road to Cantonment Railway Station
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road from Richmond Circle Hudson Circle
Lavelle Road from MG Road to Richmond Circle Brigade Road from
MG Road to War Memorial Junction.