Karnataka state budget for 2014-15 has several measures, if implemented, which may help to decongest Bangalore city’s roads and bring relief to daily commuters. “Construction of Peripheral Ring Road at the cost of Rs. 5800 crore will be taken up during 2014-15 with assistance from JICA,” said Siddaramaiah who is also the state Finance Minister. The government has also decided to take up construction of Elevated Corridor from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal Junction at a cost of Rs. 1100 crore. Further, two projects under JNNURM will be taken up during 2014-15, namely, Construction of Underpass at Goraguntepalya of Tumkur Road Junction (NH-4) at a cost of Rs. 125 crore and Elevated Corridor from ALISDA (Aviation Electronics Inspection Specification Documentation Agency) to BEL Circle at a cost of Rs. 191.86 crore.
In addition to these projects, Bruhath Bangalore Maha Nagara Palike (BBMP) will take up the following projects out of its own resources during 2014-15:
- Comprehensive development of selected Arterial and Sub Arterial Roads for smooth flow of traffic at estimated cost of Rs.500 crore.
- Widening of some of the important roads at estimated cost of Rs.300 crore as per the Master Plan 2015.
- Construction of Railway underbridges and overbridges at estimated cost of Rs.200 crore in collaboration with Railway Authorities at important Railway Crossings.
- Development of important junctions at an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore.
- Development of 12 main roads under Tender Sure model and other selected main roads at an estimated cost of Rs.300 crore.
- Allocation of Rs. 200 crore for construction of Grade Separators at important Junctions with heavy traffic density.