Phase-wise work on road to ease traders’ hardships: Prasad
It’s a commitment that may be hard to keep, but BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad has assured traders of the narrow, congested and ever-busy Avenue Road that its redevelopment as per the TenderSURE model of the Smart City Mission will be completed in 10 months. Prasad was on Friday inspecting the pace of work on the road, which was taken up in mid-January this year.
The BBMP chief noted that though the road is just a kilometre long, work will be taken up in three sections of 300 metres each to mitigate any hardship to traders. He hoped the redevelopment of the road would ease traffic congestion as the road is a major connecting road in the old ‘pete’ area.
Shopkeepers who interacted with Prasad complained of the excessive dust caused by the ongoing work. They urged him to ensure that the road level post completion is not above the level of shops as this could cause flooding during rains. The Commissioner assured them that the road level would remain below the shop level, and added that civic staff had been instructed to use water sprayers to keep the dust levels down.