Rajajinagar Corridor Project work beginsBBMP commenced work on a signal-free corridor to ease traffic flow, from the Karnataka Soap factory upto Okalipuram junction at a cost of Rs 125 crore on Wednesday.

The Rajajinagar corridor project, to be taken up in two phases, is designed from Vivekananda College junction via 10th cross road, Navarang junction, Bridgestone junction, III block junction and Okalipuram junction.

In the first phase, Okalipuram junction underpass work, at a cost of Rs 10 crore, has been commenced and the work is expected to be completed in eight months.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar told reporters after participating in the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Okalipuram junction underpass, that it was a long-pending project and after it was completed, motorists, especially from west Bangalore, could expect smooth flow of traffic.

The work on the Vivekananda College junction underpass will be taken up at a cost of Rs 7.71 crore and later, work on the 10th cross road underpass will be taken up at a cost of Rs 13.46 crore under phase I.

Work on the remaining three under passes will be taken up under the II phase of the project, he said.

The work on the second phase will be taken up in co-ordination with the Railways.

“For the development of the corridor from the Magadi Road upto the entrance of Rajajinagar, D K Shivakumar of Shoba Developers, has handed over about 3.5 acres of land to BBMP,” said Suresh Kumar.

He also said that if more such people, especially land developers, came forward and co-operated with the civic body, it would help complete the infrastructure works without any delays.