BENGALURU: IT money Bengaluru could score nevertheless an additional first with tunnel roadways to relieve its worsening traffic woes. If all goes well, the metropolis may possibly get a Tunnel Ring Road and Tunnel Diagonal Roadways that reduce the hassles of commuting.
An American company has submitted a proposal soon after surveying the targeted traffic pattern in Bengaluru.
The proposal contains creating a Tunnel Ring Highway close to the town and also two diagonal Tunnel Streets that intersect each and every other in the heart of the town and join the proposed Tunnel Ring Street in a pattern that would appear like an ‘+’ in a circle, Bengaluru Improvement Minister K J George said right here on Tuesday. George said the business, which he did not identify, had implemented related projects in Malaysia and other nations around the world. It would make a comprehensive presentation of the undertaking in fifteen to 20 times. The business seeks to put into action the undertaking below the public personal partnership (PPP) product.
Nevertheless, any choice on taking the proposal ahead would be taken only soon after a in depth presentation of the project, George mentioned.
The proposal has obtained a optimistic reaction from the federal government, which is acquiring a comprehensive venture report completed for the elevated east-west and north-south corridors to simplicity targeted traffic congestion.
“Acquisition of land is a huge difficulty for roads and the peripheral ring highway (PRR) is struggling to take off thanks to hurdles in land acquisition and the large expense of the land,” a senior formal in the Urban Development Department informed Specific.
In this backdrop, tunnel streets would be a choice, but the cost of design would be huge, he extra. “We have an open mind on the undertaking. A distinct picture on the alignment of the proposed Tunnel Ring Road and value would arise only soon after the US company makes a detailed presentation,” the formal said.
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One particular of the oldest highway tunnels is the Holland Tunnel below the Hudson River connecting New York City with New Jersey on the mainland of the US. The work started in 1920 and was concluded in 1927. The Lincoln Tunnel is the next auto tunnel under the river.
Leeds in Yorkshire, the British isles, currently has an underground inner ring street
Boston’s primary elevated freeway is now a tunnel called the “Big Dig”
Sydney is amid the towns to develop a manufacturer new street tunnel