To boost infrastructural development in the IT city Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has recently announced to develop 20 smart roads over the next three years. According to the civic body officials, development of these 20 smart roads is an exclusive project wherein some of the best state-of-the-art facilities will be integrated like digitally-enabled information boards, smart signaling, intelligent parking systems, smart trash bins, and light-controlled crossing for pedestrians.
Elaborating more on the above development, a senior BBMP official said, “The main agenda of the civic body is to transform all these city-centric and centrally-located roads to smart and highly advanced roads. The work will be carried out two different phases i.e. 1 and 2. The tender for phase-1 of the project has already been floated and the expected cost of this phase will be 230 crores.”
This infrastructural development work will be taken under the smart project. On May 21, a meeting will take place on the smart city project by the concerned department in which the above report will be reviewed. Once the review part will be over, the groundwork will commence.
At present, the authority has set an estimated 15 months’ time to complete the phase-1 of the project.
Moreover, BBMP officials are also working on the report of the smart road project phase-2. The estimated cost of this phase is Rs 208 crore. Under this phase, the authority is planning to develop a cobblestone pedestrian walkway between Jamuna Masjid and Kamaraj Junction stretch. This has led to an increase in the overall costing of the phase-2.