A day after the High Court commented on the city's worsening traffic, the Karnataka state government is trying to rectify the problems, reviving its plans to build a township and an additional ring road for Bangalore.
The government is also planning for a Peripheral Ring Road and Elevated Corridor projects as part of a plan to ease traffic woes in Bengaluru.
Gujarat implemented the land pooling method first, and now, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is using it to build Andhra's capital of Amaravathi. The success in two states has influenced the Karnataka government to plan the same in the proposed Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) project.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah made the request at a meeting with the Minister for Highways, Nitin Gadkari recently. The state government has requested the Centre to share the cost of the Peripheral Ring Road and three elevated corridors.
The Satellite Town Ring Road will connect almost all developing towns around Bengaluru – Dobbspet, Doddaballapur, Devanahalli, Hosakote, Sarjapura, Attibele, Anekal, Kanakapura, Ramanagara, and Magadi.
The Bidadi township includes 643 acres of water bodies, 6,336 acres of private land, and 2,198 acres of government land. The projects are estimated to cost Rs. 11,000 crore, of which about 8,000 crore will be required for land acquisition.