The committee of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has initiated a project to build twenty smart roads after an interval of three years in the city. In 2016, the city was listed under the Centre’s Smart City Project. For the first time ever, the IT capital will observe the induction of smart roads which will facilitate features like smart signalling, light controlled crossing for pedestrians, digitally enabled information boards, smart parking systems, smart dustbins among others.
According to BBMP, the mission aims to develop and digitalise 20 plain roads located in the central portions of the city into highly advanced roads.
The authorising body of municipal corporations ordered the tenders for the project worth Rs 230 crore in November 2018 and by the end of the March 2019, they have finalised the bidders.
According to the senior engineer who is working in the Smart City Project at BBMP, the work on developing these roads would start within 15 days and very soon after the meeting of the Smart City Project cell which is going to be held on 21 May. The timely duration for this work to get complete requires 15 months.
As per reports, BBMP is in the mode to finalise the bidder to take up several other roads under the same project in Phase-2. The estimated figures round off to Rs 208 crore under six packages. For giving a pedestrian look the road which comes between Jamuna Masjid and Kamaraj junction, the civic body has taken up the responsibility of laying cobblestones on this street and the cost expense which is coming up is Rs 8 crore.