First Rapid Road: These Roads Considered Only if It is of Good Quality and Low Cost: CM


Bengaluru: The state government will consider the construction of Rapid roads by using pre-cast technology only after examining its quality and rate, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating a rapid road which is constructed on an experimental basis in C. V. Raman Nagar Assembly Constituency by BBMP here on Thursday, he said along with quality the rates are also very important. A decision will be taken after the receipt of the report. They had faced several problems at the time of construction of roads in Bengaluru. The whitetopping will take a lot of time. Traffic has to be diverted and it causes density. Once laid it will be very difficult to break the whitetopped roads in case of any problems.  Because of this, the Rapid road technology has come. Under this technology, the precast slabs are prepared, put joints, strengthened and then lay. As an experiment, a 375 meters long rapid road has been laid out of the total 500 meters. “I have come here to inspect the same and given several suggestions. We need to run 20 tonne plus vehicles on this road continuously and then analyze it. I have sought a report on impact on the road due to the movement of heavy vehicles. Details of joints, strength of tensoil and other techniques. Ultimately, the work must be completed quickly, with good quality and cost effectiveness”.

Bommai said this project has been taken on pilot basis and if it is cost effective then the same will be taken where there is need to take up white topping, heavy traffic roads where the works need to be done quickly.

When informed that the cost or rapid road will be 30 per cent more than the white topping, he said the cost has to be cut and it will be considered if they match with the SR rates.

PWD Minister C.C.Patil, MLA S.Raghu, BBMP Commissioner Tushar Girinath, Administrator Rakesh Singh and others were present.

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