Road projects to boost connectivity in Bangalore

News Posted - 2010-08-27, Last Updated - 2010-08-27

Bangalore

A total of eight flyovers by the end of 2011 as part of the seamless Outer Ring Road (ORR) project will give a thrust to connectivity in a big way. And when the proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) takes off, it will mean a giant leap for the road projects in the city.

These are some of the major road projects on:

Seamless ORR

The move to make the ORR signal-free from Central Silk Board junction to Bellary Road will considerably reduce the commuting time. Eight flyovers in junctions on this stretch are already under construction and will be completed by the end of this year. From Kundalahalli junction, the signal-free route will continue till Vellara junction via Marathahalli junction, HAL, Domlur, and Victoria Road junctions. This route connects the city’s high streets with the IT hub near Whitefield. The significant reduction in traffic due to the shifting of the airport to Devanahalli, the widening of Airport Road, completion of the Marathahalli bridge, and easy connectivity to the suburbs and the new airport through the ORR have made commuting smooth and hassle-free.

The Benniganahalli Road widening will take place soon making it easy for people to travel to the international airport through this route. Proximity to workplace and lesser time taken to travel have made these localities good for investors. This longest signal-free route will be via the TV tower junction, Nandidurga Road junction, Bharatinagar junction, Ulsoor junction, Old Madras Road junction, Benniganahalli junction, Mahadevapura junction, Hoodi junction, and Whitefield Road junction. Many IT parks, business parks and tech parks are located in and around this region. This will help commuters travelling from Whitefield to the international airport.

International Airport Road

The six-lane road made commuting to the airport easy and convenient. Along with connectivity, the commercial development planned here will give a push to residential development around. Localities around Yelahanka, Jalahalli, Doddaballapur Road, and IVC Road along with the BDA’s Dr Shivaram Karanth Layout are some of the areas that will benefit from better connectivity.

Better connectivity will serve residential catchment areas around Hebbal-ORR, Hennur-Banaswadi Road, and Yelahanka-Doddaballapur Road. Improvements to NH-7 as well as the widening works on the Yelahanka-Doddaballapur Road stretch will both work in favour of more than 20 residential projects that are either under construction or being launched. The Hennur-Banaswadi Road is the central point of access for both north and east. Since it is ideally located, it offers easy accessibility to the city centre and the east. Also, areas like Hegdenagar which were under the green belt till 2005 have now been converted under the Master Plan. So, there is more land available for development, with three to four projected to be launched in the next one year’s time.

Old Madras Road

Many residential projects are being launched in this stretch due to wider roads and consequently, faster travel to the airport. The Peripheral Ring Road will further enhance connectivity between areas in the east, north and south.

Hosur Road

The Hosur Road elevated expressway has made commuting smooth and uninterrupted to the peripheral areas in the south. The belt from Electronic City to Attibele is emerging as a hub for affordable homes. You can get options here from 350 sqft coming at Rs 6 lakhs up to 1,200 sqft at Rs 20 lakhs. Sites are available from Rs 1,500 in this belt. Hassle-free commuting along with the upcoming biotech park and IT parks are spurring residential development in the south.

PRR

The traffic on the ORR has grown considerably and so have the residential and commercial development along this stretch. Anticipating the city’s future requirements the PRR project was conceived to provide a link to the emerging areas in the peripheral areas. It connects major highways - Hosur Road, Tumkur Road, Old Madras Road, Bellary Road and Mysore Road.

Layouts

Several new residential projects by the BDA and private developers are emerging around the planned PRR. Upcoming IT/ITeS parks and aerospace SEZs, warehousing and logistics companies, and residential areas will benefit from connectivity through the PRR. Seamless connectivity along with dedicated corridors for local and long distance traffic, bus corridors, vehicular and pedestrian underpasses will give a boost to areas around the PRR. Source: magicbricks 25/8/10