The Karnataka government and BMRDA officials have planned to connect Bengaluru’s ends with underpasses in the city in an effort to alleviate the city’s traffic problems.
In-depth details on the Karnataka government proposes to construct subterranean tunnels throughout Bengaluru because Phase 1 will cover 50 kilometres
In order to find solutions for Bengaluru’s traffic problems, BMRDA officials and committee members met under the chairmanship of deputy CM DK Shivakumar. By building tunnels, the goal was to increase communication to the city’s outskirts. Plans were for allocating 22,000 crores for the first stage, which would entail private enterprises helping to build 50 km of tunnels.
As a result, a break will be needed in the elevated highways while Bengaluru starts tunnel work. With the completion of this project, Bengaluru will have complete metro connectivity, as well as flyovers and underpasses.
The most recent meeting took place in June, and attendees were encouraged to submit recommendations via the “Brand Bengaluru” website. The preceding meeting’s recommendations for privatizing the roads completely without government funding for the following 50–60 years were made as its conclusion.
In addition to causing traffic chaos, flyovers require extra space. whereas the development of the tunnels cannot negatively impact traffic. This project has been given the go-ahead using a built-operate transfer (BOT) or public-private partnership (PPP) joint venture. Tolls will be collected in the tunnel to pay the contractors.
Bangalore requires 100 km of underground roadways, however only 50 km are being planned for the first phase.