Bengaluru: The state Cabinet on Wednesday decided to improve a150 km long road leading to Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 2,095 crore to ease traffic conditions on the outskirts of the city, especially towards the airport. The road will connect Hoskote directly with the Kempegowda International Airport via Mylanahalli, Nelamangala and Byatha and improve connectivity between Anekal and Hosur road.
The Cabinet also took a controversial decision of constituting a high powered committee to look into improving roads in 25 district headquarters. It has made an allocation of Rs 270 crore for the committee, which would have a term of five years.
The committee will have government nominees too in it. The committee will identify the development works needed in these district headquarters, including by-pass roads and other civic amenities, and submit a report to the government.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra, who was briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, admitted that the information will be available with respective deputy commissioners and said that the committee will compile all the details and submit the report to the government.
The cabinet approved a proposal by the Commerce and Industries Department for a new Karnataka Electrical Vehicles and Storage Battery Policy to promote the use of electric run vehicles in Karnataka to curb air pollution. He said that administrative approval had also been given for construction of a new medical college building in the grounds of the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 197.54 crore.