By 2021 the estimated population of Belgaum would be around 12.50 lakhs and keeping this is focus the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has prepared a comprehensive transport and traffic plan for Belgaum city and same would be submitted to the government in the days to come.
The plan has been prepared by ICRA Management Consulting Services Ltd.
Some details from the plan:
Two separate Ring roads one outer ring road and inner ring road
Radial roads inter connecting various areas
Outer ring road will be connecting Kakati, Sulaga, Udyambag, Majagaon, Kalakhamb, Managutti, the 60 meter wide road will be of four lanes, estimated cost 986 crores and would of 41.53 km length.
A 16.88 km inner ring road is also proposed linking Ashok Circle, RTO Circle, Channamma Circle, College Road, Bogarves, Gogte Circle, Tilakwadi II Railway Gate, Khanapur Road, Deshmukh Road, Nath Pai Circle, Old PB Road, Manikbag and PBS Circle. The project cost is estimated at Rs 22 crore.
Seven radial roads are also recommended to link inner and outer ring road with 30-m roads spanning 50.90 km. The estimated cost is 66 crores.
Kakati to Halaga on NH-4 (8.7 km), Ashok Circle to Sambra Bridge (8.9 km), Channamma Circle to Sulaga (6.1 km), Ashok Circle to Gokak Road (6.5 km), NH-4 to Rakaskop Road (7.2 km), Tilakwadi II Railway Gate to Macche (9.3 km) and Channamma Circle to outer ring road near Kadoli (4.2 km).
Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has been set up by the Government of Karnataka under the Urban Development Department with objective to coordinate planning and implementation of Urban Transport projects and programs. Bangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA) is also constituted for the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) as umbrella organization. All transport projects (excluding Railways) in the BMR are being brought under the purview of the BMLTA. DULT initially cover the jurisdiction of seven Municipal Corporations in the State viz; Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwar, Belgam, Gulbarga and Bellary. It will be gradually extended in stages to all towns / cities and urban settlements with a population of over one lakh.
Source: TOI & DULT