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Centre approves Peripheral Ring Road project to Bengaluru

  • The government gave the green signal for the Rs 11,950-crore Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) proposed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).
  • The project aims to decongest vehicular traffic in Bengaluru in a big way.
  • The cost of acquiring 1,910 acres, which works out to Rs 8,100 crore, will be borne by the BDA and the state government.
  • The cost of executing the project, Rs 3,850 crore, will be provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA).
  • The project was conceived 10 years ago but litigation over land had stalled it.
  • Work begins in 3-4 months and is expected to complete in 3 years.
  • The PRR will be a 65-km, eight-lane project around the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
  • The ORR will link Tumakuru Road and Hosur Road, intersecting Dodaballapur Road, Ballari Road, Old Madras Road and Sarjapur Road.

Source: TheNewIndianExpress

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