The street will have better roads, that will finally be pedestrian friendly.

Heres how Bengalurus Church Street will look after its Rs 9 cr revampAnand Varadaraj/Facebook
news Infrastructure Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 18:13

Bengaluru's Church Street, riddled with potholes, broken pavements and overflowing drains, is all set to get a facelift, the TenderSURE way. 

According to authorities, Rs 9.02 crore will be spent to revamp one of the busiest central spots in the city. 

The proposed street will have better roads and, most importantly, will be pedestrian friendly.  

"The lanes will be uniform with granite cobblestones. The footpath will be pedestrian friendly. The construction of utility ducts will also be undertaken wherever essential," KT Nagaraj, chief engineer (projects), told Bangalore Mirror

The redesign will include fixing the drainage system, beautifying the road, installing 40 LED lights and avoiding unnecessary road repair works, he added. Kudroli Builders and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. will carry out the work which is expected to be completed in six months.

Architect Naresh Narasimhan, who has designed the Church Street Road on the lines of TenderSURE project, explained to Deccan Herald last year that the 750m long street will have a 5m wide road.

"Besides, there will be parking space for as many as 32 cars and about 200 two wheelers," Naresh said. 

He further said, "We have also included pedestrian benches in places where there are trees and the stretch is wide. A private firm has also come forward to provide free sounds to play recorded music."

Church Street, located in the heart of Bengaluru, is commercial road lined with pubs and restaurants.

TenderSure roads, that have been adopted to upgrade the selected main roads in Bangalore to international standards, have come under heavy criticism several times in the past.

Last year, researchers who studied the roads being constructed under the project in the city alleged that the roads have simply not factored in the environment in its design, while claiming that they are model roads.

(Images courtesy: Anand Varadaraj/Facebook)

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