Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar Unveils Ambitious Plan to Transform Bengaluru’s Roads

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By netienews.com

In a recent announcement, Karnataka Deputy CM, DK Shivakumar, revealed the government’s ambitious initiative to revamp Bengaluru’s damaged roads through a phased white topping process. Addressing the concerns of potholes, DK Shivakumar assured the public that resolving this issue and providing superior road infrastructure are top priorities for the government.

Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar Unveils Ambitious Plan to Transform Bengaluru's Roads

During a session in the legislative council, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar acknowledged the detrimental impact of various departmental road installations on Bengaluru’s roads. In response, the government is actively identifying affected roads and devising a systematic white topping solution. Shivakumar emphasized that a comprehensive meeting with Bengaluru’s legislators is on the horizon to discuss and streamline this transformative initiative.

DK Shivakumar attributed the prevalence of potholes in the city to rapid urbanization and the continuous influx of approximately 2,000 new vehicles registered in Bengaluru on a regular basis. To combat this, the government aims to fortify the roads through white topping, providing them with a remarkable endurance of 30 to 40 years.

In addition to the white topping initiative, DK Shivakumar assured citizens that arrangements have been made to promptly address potholes in all wards of Bengaluru, ensuring a smoother commute for residents.

Explaining the white topping process, Shivakumar detailed that it involves overlaying bituminous or black-top roads with Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). The government has introduced a rapid road method, utilizing pre-cast large cement blocks measuring 20 feet in length and 5 feet in width, strategically placed on road stretches.
This development follows the Karnataka government’s introduction of the ‘rapid road work’ technology, designed to efficiently fix damaged roads in Bengaluru. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the lifespan of white topping is estimated at 30 years, while rapid roads are expected to endure for an impressive 100 years.

As Bengaluru gears up for this transformative road infrastructure overhaul, Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar’s announcement marks a significant step toward creating a more resilient and sustainable transportation network for the city’s residents. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking initiative.

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