PRR -Peripheral Ring Road

Villa Township in Whitefield Bangalore

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PRR Extends Connectivity for Villas in Whitefield
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The BDA has also planned to develop the 65-km Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) as an elevated corridor which will not only provide unhindered transit with 20 lanes but also reduce project cost by about 40 per cent. 
As the Outer Ring Road is already facing congestion, movement of daily commuters has become tough. the Peripheral Ring Road will give an alternative route to the commuters to reach North of the city from Electronic City, Sarjapur Road via Bellary Road and KR Puram. Moreover, while ORR, Whitefield is saturated and facing a lack of ready-to-move quality office space, Sarjapur Road realty can step to gain from spillover demand.
At an interactive session in the City, Baligar said: “We’ve identified and notified about 1,200 acres in Mulbagal to promote granite industry, 800 acres in Kolar for general engineering park  and about 1,200 acres in Hoskote general engineering Industries, along with the proposed Bangalore-Chennai corridor to create industrial hubs.” 

The proposed Bengaluru Peripheral Ring Road Project (PRR), Phase I is an initiative of the Government of Karnataka (GoK) undertaken through Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) to develop a ‘direct corridor passage’ around the city by linking the major highways – Tumkur, Mysore, Old Madras, Hosur and district roads to divert intra-city traffic from the Bengaluru City beyond the existing Outer Ring Road (ORR). The development of the PRR hold high level of importance as it eases the traffic flow within Bengaluru city, reduces the environmental pollution, social discomfort and ultimately enhances the citizen’s life quality. Implementation of the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) Project requires land acquisition and involves disturbances to livelihood of the people dependent on the land and resources. The Policies of the Government of Karnataka, the new legislation on LA and R&R, ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in
Land Acquisition, and Resettlement and Rehabilitation, 2013 (RFCTLA&RR, 2013)’, and the safeguard policies of the JICA emphasizes in cases where displacement, loss of assets or other adverse impacts on people are unavoidable, the project should assist the Project Affected People (PAPs) with the means to improve their former living standards, income earning capacities, production levels or at least restore the previous standards of living of those affected by the project. Pursuance to various policies and Acts, the BDA has initiated several measures to avoid and mitigate the issues arising out of land acquisition for the project. In this background, the BDA has prepared the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) through M/s Centre for Management and Social Research (CMSR) based on baseline socio economic surveys and public consultations.

Bangalore is the third most populous city in India with an estimated population of around 84.25 lakhs (2011 census) spread over 821 sq Km. The present day vehicle population is 42 lakhs. The city has seen an annual vehicular growth rate of 10.2% in last 10 years
while the population has increased by 3.25% during the same period. Bangalore has a radial road network with five primary roads (National Highways) and five secondary roads (State Highways) converging / diverging from existing Outer Ring Road. The outer most road for Bangalore city at present is 65 Km long Outer Ring Road (ORR) constructed by Bangalore Development Authority. ORR was constructed as
bypass to city for commercial vehicles and long distance personalised vehicles. Rapid ribbon development along ORR and beyond ORR lead to increased traffic on ORR and its interconnected roads. This has led to traffic congestion at all major intersections and at midblock sections. Shift in International Airport from HAL to Devanahalli has also changed the travel pattern in the city. At present, agencies like BDA and BBMP are implementing grade separators along ORR and at important junctions in the city. But this has not relieved traffic congestion between junctions. In order to provide a bypass to the through traffic going across the city, a second ring road is needed at a radius of about 17 to 25 km from the city centre. There is already an existing toll road (NICE Road) managed by a private operator which forms the southern loop of a ring. It is now proposed to construct a northern loop (Peripheral Ring Road) through Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) with loan assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to integrate with this existing NICE road to complete the ring. The total length of the Peripheral Ring Road now proposed for construction is 65.55 Km with the land acquisition of around 768.9027 ha The PRR is proposed to have 75m RoW with 12m median and 9m service roads on either side. The project road starts from Tumkur road to Hosur road and connects 10 major Highways namely Tumkur Road (NH-4), Hesaraghatta Road(SH-39), Doddaballapura Road(SH-09), Bellary Road (NH-7), Hennur- Baglur Road (SH-104), OMR (NH-4), Hoskote-Anekal Road(SH-35), Sarjapur Road and Hosur Road(NH-7). Overall, it intersects four National Highways and Five State Highways.

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