Soon, you can take a shorter route to BIAL

At times, travel to Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) takes longer than a flight takes between two cities. But this could soon be a thing of past with the BBMPs attempt to make another six-lane road from Hennur to the airport.

The road will drastically reduce travel
time to the airport. Members of the Major Works Standing Committee held a meeting with the BIAL officials to execute the new proposal. Chairman of the committee H Ravindra said the Mylanahalli Road would come to the BIAL compound on the eastern side. "If this road is developed, then people traveling from eastern parts of the city will not have to take the new airport road. A road from Hennur would go up to the new airport without touching the new airport road," he said.

The road that cuts through Bagalur, Kanoor, Chagalatha and Mylanahalli would reduce over 10 kms distance from commuters, he said on Thursday. Speaking while carrying out the inspection, he said the airport road would soon be a toll road, but the new road being proposed by the BBMP would not have any such toll or fee.

"The road would reduce traffic congestion on new airport road by 50 per cent," he said.Yelahanka Chief Engineer B S Prahalada said the `45crore project was 80 per cent complete. "We have already spent Rs 31 crore and 24 lakh square feet (nearly 56 acres) have been acquired through TDR," he said and added that "the work would be complete in the next 23 months". He also said they had to acquire a Dalit colony in Bandikodigehalli and said they were rehabilitated with the 22.75 per cent housing scheme.

BIAL officials have agreed to set up a Joint Committee Report within the next 810 days on the Palike's request and also consider the proposal to construct a road from the compound wall to the airport. The officials said they had apprehensions about the road as there was a second runway proposal that would come up by 2014. Many employees of BIAL jump over the five-feet wall to get to the airport as it reduces travel time. Members of the committee said they would discuss the proposition with the Mayor, city in-charge minister and the chief secretary to get an approval.

Source: Indian Express

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