Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1945
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.05.2016
Debottlenecking of existing infrastructure in Bengaluru under CBIC project

1945. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:-

(a) what actions have been taken for the debottlenecking of existing infrastructure in Bengaluru under the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), Project as identified by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the Preliminary Study of Prioritized Projects; and

(b) what is the current status of the Peripheral Ring Road Project, the Satellite Township Ring Road (STRR) and Individual Town Ring Road (ITRR) project identified as priority projects by JICA, with details thereof?

Answer
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRIMATI NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a): The perspective plan for Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), Project has been completed. Government of Karnataka has taken action to implement the following projects as identified as priority projects by JICA.

1. Peripheral Ring Road (PRR)
Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been designated as implementing agency to construct PRR to decongest traffic inflow and to take away the truck traffic entering into the city. The 65 km length Peripheral Ring Road connects major National Highways at four places, Bangalore Tumkur road (NH-4), Bangalore-Bellary road (NH-7), Bangalore Old Madras road (NH-4) and Bangalore Hosur road (NH-7).

2. Satellite Township Rind Road (STRR) and Individual Town Ring Road (ITRR)
Karnataka Public Works Department (KPWD) and Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) have jointly taken up the development of STRR & ITRR. The total length connecting 7 Satellite Towns 204 Kms and the total length of ITRR is 163 Kms.

(b): The current status of the Peripheral Ring Road Project, the Satellite Township Ring Road (STRR) and Individual Town Ring Road (ITRR) project identified as priority projects by JICA is as follows:

1. Peripheral Ring Road (PRR):

An extent of 1989 acres of land is required for this project for which final Notification was issued. The total cost of project is of Rs. 11950 crores. The cost of construction including Intelligent Transport System (ITS) is Rs.3850 crores and land acquisition cost is Rs.8100 crores. The project is included in the Rolling Plan of JICA Project and JICA agreed in principle to sanction Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for construction. The Environmental clearance is obtained for the project from the competent authority and Rehabilitation Action Plan is also completed. The National Green Tribunal, Chennai issued an interim order not to proceed with the further activities pertaining to PRR project in a case filed against Environment clearance accorded to Bangalore Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project by State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).

2. Satellite Township Rind Road (STRR) and Individual Town Ring Road (ITRR).
The total length of STRR connecting 7 Satellite Towns is 204 Kms and the total length of ITRR is 163 Kms out of which the length of 80.02 Kms four laning connecting Dobbaspete to Hoskote via Doddaballapura and Devanahalli has been taken up by NHAI for development and a length of 30.70 Kms from Magadi to Dobbaspete has been taken up for two lane development by KSHIP. Balance length of 229.48 Kms connecting Hoskote to Magadi has to be taken up by KPWD. . The Techno-Economic Feasibility Report in respect of STRR and ITRR prepared by KPWD has been submitted to BMRDA for taking final decisions. It is decided to examine the re-alignment of STRR in view of influence zone coming under Tamilnadu State.