BBMP plans white-topping of 165 km of road this year

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BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to white-top 165 km of road this year. White-topped roads are said to be longer-lasting and less prone to damage. The civic body has prepared a comprehensive blue print for white-topping of roads in the city.

Palike chief engineer B S Prahalad said they have prepared a blueprint for white-topping of 165 km of roads in Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 1,700 crore.

“We have taken up the work in two phases. The total cost of the project is Rs 2,000 crore, of which the government grants is Rs 800 crore and the BBMP will fund Rs 1200 crore. We have earmarked Rs 1,700 crore especially for white-topping work. The project includes the extension of roads which were constructed in 2016–17. We have already finished 195 km of road. The main purpose of this is to create long-lasting and cost effective roads”, Prahalad added.

The Palike is taking up white-topping of arterial and sub-arterial roads. Road marking is being made in all eight zones including South, East, West, RR Nagar and Yelahanka. The Palike will have a complete white topping by 2025. The work is expected to start after the Lok Sabha elections.

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