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Bengaluru Plans to Revive 74-Kilometre Peripheral Ring Road Project

Bengaluru Plans To Revive 74 Kilometre Peripheral Ring Road Project

Bengaluru’s Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar has announced ambitious plans to revive the long-stalled Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project, drawing inspiration from successful models implemented in Hyderabad and Gujarat. The PRR, originally proposed 20 years ago, aims to create a 74-kilometre ring road around the city to alleviate traffic congestion and improve connectivity.

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Shivakumar highlighted the government’s decision to return 40% of the acquired land to farmers under a land-pooling model. This approach is intended to ensure that local residents benefit from the infrastructure development by receiving a share of the appreciated land value. The Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) estimates the total land acquisition cost at approximately Rs 21,000 crore, with an additional Rs 7,000 crore earmarked for construction.

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The revival of the PRR project signifies a significant step towards addressing Bengaluru’s longstanding traffic woes. By adopting a sustainable development strategy and focusing on equitable distribution of benefits, the government aims to overcome previous challenges that delayed the project’s progress.

 

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