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The Mayor, K.Chandrashekar, and the BMP Commissioner, M.R.Sreenivas Murthy, symbolically inaugurated the work on Kamaraj Road in Bharathinagar. Over 525 km. of arterial, sub-arterial, and cross roads will be asphalted at a cost of Rs. 33.80 crore in the next three months.
The work began simultaneously on Murphy Road in Ulsoor, Entrance of Sir C.V.Raman Nagar, Nettakalappa Circle in Basavangudi, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Ring Road near Nayandanahalli, Chord Road in Industrial Area, and in R.T.Nagar on Wednesday. For speedy implementation, the work has been divided into two heads. Asphalting of 225 km. of sub-arterial roads is being taken up at a cost of Rs. 21.80 crore with funds from the Planning Department. This apart, over 300 km. of roads would be asphalted at a cost of Rs. 12 crore and the works are being taken up under the budgeted ward works, according to a press release here.
Inaugurating the works, the Mayor assured the people that asphalting would be completed before the end of this financial year (March 31). The BMP is using Hot Mix plants that have a capacity of mixing 40 to 60 tonnes of asphalt every hour, Mechanical Paver Vibratory Road Roller, ordinary road rollers and other equipment that have been calibrated as per the Indian Road Congress specifications. The Mayor justified the delay in taking up the work and said rains had prevented the civic body from starting work. "Experts had suggested that it would not be feasible to start asphalting during rains. We had promised to start only after Deepavali," he said. The 24 contractors, who have been entrusted with the work of asphalting roads, have been awarded work by the BDA and also muncipalities.
So, it would take three to four months for completing all asphalting work, he said.
The corporators, including B.S.Satyanarayana, Nazreena Taj Mujeeba, Pratima Raghu, A.H.Basvaraju, M.Sreenivas, and the BMP Special Commissioner, I.S.N.Prasad, and the Engineer-in-Chief, R Jaiprasad, accompanied the Mayor.
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