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Three skywalks to be open for public use shortly

Mayor N. Shanthakumari and Deputy K. Ranganna during inspection on Monday. Photo: Special Arrangement.

Mayor N. Shanthakumari and Deputy K. Ranganna during inspection on Monday. Photo: Special Arrangement.  

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Three skywalks in the city are ready and will soon be open to public use.

The skywalks at Christ College, Marathahalli Ring Road and Bellary Road will be inaugurated within 15 days, as per instructions of city Mayor N. Shanthakumari.

Early on Monday morning, the Mayor and her deputy K. Ranganna inspected skywalks in the city. She directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials to complete the skywalk on Koramangala Inner Ring Road that was held for a few months by February 1.

The BBMP has floated tenders for the construction of 31 skywalks across the city. While the construction of three has been completed, four are under progress, and the remaining are in the tender finalisation stage. The skywalks are being constructed on public-private partnership model.

The Mayor directed the officials to also submit proposals to incorporate lift in the skywalk at K.R. Puram and shift the skywalk near Sophia High School near High Grounds to K.R. Puram Santhe grounds. The shifting of the skywalk from High Grounds was proposed by chairperson of Standing Committee for Major Works Geetha Vivekananda.

Later, Ms. Shanthakumari took the officials to task for not clearing debris that had been dumped below the Indiranagar flyover. She directed them to clear the debris within 15 days and fence the area.

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