25 District Headquarters to get Outer Ring Roads
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25 District Headquarters to get Outer Ring Roads

September 14, 2017

Bengaluru: The State Cabinet yesterday gave its approval for the development of roads in and around Bengaluru and at district headquarters to ease traffic congestion. Along with this, it has also constituted an Empowered Committee for development of Ring Roads around 25 cities, mainly district headquarters, under the Town Planning Scheme.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law MinisterT. B. Jayachandra said that the roads will be developed by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. (KRDCL) at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,095 crore.

The Government has set aside Rs. 275 crore for taking up a study, survey and give a detailed project report on the construction of 25 ring roads around district headquarters.

The Committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary to the Urban Development Department, has been given a time-frame of five years to complete the task, he said.

The Ring Roads will be constructed on the outskirts of cities including Madikeri, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagaram, Hassan, Mandya and Chitradurga.

A proposal to bring all urban local bodies under one uniform law was also approved and the Cabinet has requested the National Law School of India University to study the present Karnataka Municipal Act, 1964 and Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1974 to draft a uniform Act, Jayachandra said.

“The proposal is to bring all Urban Local Bodies under one enactment. Urban experts have pointed out that the multiplicity of Legislation sometimes results in overlap of procedures, delays in plan sanctions and many of the clauses in the existing enactments are redundant and need to be structured,” Jayachandra said.

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The Cabinet has approved the Karnataka Forest Department Services (Recruitment of meritorious sportspersons in the category of Deputy Range Forest Officers, Forest Watchers) Special Rules, 2017 for recruiting national and international sportspersons for ‘C’ and ‘D’ category groups.

The Forest Department has decided to fill 125 posts under the sports category. As of today, 54 vacancies existed under the category, Jayachandra said. To make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India, the Cabinet approved a new ‘electric vehicle and energy storage policy’ to reduce pollution and promote healthy environment.

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  1. Sundar Muthanna says:

    WHY DOES MADIKERI NEED A RING ROAD? DOES THE TIMBER WEALTH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT? When there is 40% less water in the Cauvery than 50 years ago, why are these plans for more urbanisation being made?

    Instead of protecting Kodagu which is the catchment area of the Cauvery, the greedy govt is making new plans everyday to further exploit its tree wealth. What will the people of Bangalore drink?

    The proposal to bring all urban bodies under one uniform law is only to suppress the environmentalists of Kodagu and the rest of the Malnad region. With a uniform law they will be prevented from stopping projects which cut their trees in lakhs. This law should be opposed.

    Already there is no water for Mandya, Mysore and Bangalore – Kodagu is the water tank of Karnataka and should not be exploited. This exploitation will be punished by the angry people even if it happens some years from now, when they find they have no water because of the Govt’s short-sighted and greedy methods.

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