Govt explores new routes to Bengaluru airport

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 16, 2018

Row over ₹1,800-cr steel flyover project

Even as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday went around the city to inspect multiple connectivity to Bengaluru airport, he made no promises to scrap the controversial ₹1,800 crore steel flyover across Ballari Road.

The government seems to be firm on having multiple connectivity to airport from three sides in addition to the existing Ballari Road on National Highway 7. The current distance to the airport via Ballari road is 19.2 km from the CBZ.

The Chief Minister, along with officials from city corporation and city development and other key departments, on Monday inspected alternate roads leading to the airport.

Later, addressing reporters, Siddaramaiah said, “We are working on a multi-pronged approach to decongest travel to Kempegowda International Airport.”

While steel flyover is one of the critical infrastructure being developed, the government is also working on developing three alternate roads to the airport from the eastern and western parts of the city.

“The new connectivity to airport will provide access to airport (at its southern part) will be opened as a back entrance. All these roads will significantly reduce travel distance and time to the airport. All the road works are already in progress and will be finished soon,” the Chief Minister said.

“In addition, we have also put out nine possible Namma Metro alignments to the airport. The government will soon take a call on them,” he added.

Published on October 17, 2016

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