Pragativahini News, Bengaluru : Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari agreed to give Rs 1,000 crore towards the construction of Rail Over Bridges/Under Bridges in various towns and cities other than National Highways.
A proposal in this regard will be submitted within a week, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Talking to the media after participating in a review meeting of national highways under the chairmanship of Nitin Gadkari here on Thursday, he said Bengaluru-Mysuru Express Highway will be opened by February end or March. It was also decided to develop Satellite Town Ring Road outside the Bannerghatta National Park. To decongest traffic in Bengaluru City, the minister instructed to construct the flyovers on highways within the city area.
Last-mile connectivity for Metro travelers
The CM said the meeting also discussed getting a study done by experts on providing last-mile connectivity to travelers from metro stations in Bengaluru City. It was resolved to take up the construction of ring roads in Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir, and Shivamogga in the current year.
Shiradi Ghat’s four-lane work to start in March
Bommai said the meeting decided to agree to the royalty concession on the sand, broken stones, and other construction materials required for all projects since the state government will bear land acquisition cost as well as a concession in GST. A tender for four-lane work in Shiradi Ghat has been floated, and the work will start in March. A tunnel road project design at an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore will be prepared, and take further action.
Hospet-Ballari National Highway
The Hospet-Ballari National Highway project is languishing because re-tendering has been done. Work will start in February. The minister gave instructions to take up repair works on various national highways. The state agreed to extend full cooperation to expedite the land acquisition process. The minister asked to take immediate action to get a design done to check traffic congestion on Yesvantpur Elevated Road.
Justice for all
Asked about 24 hours deadline given by BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal, the CM said the government has the commitment to the reservation but the action must be taken within the framework of the law. The right step has been taken in this regard. A decision to ensure justice for all the communities will be taken soon.
On Brahmin Mahasabha complaining about problems with the reservation from EWS, the CM promised to discuss it with legal experts.