KARNATAKA

Progress on Bus Priority Lane

The work on the Bus Priority Lane (BPL), the dedicated bus lane on ORR between Silk Board junction and Lowry Memorial College, is gaining pace.

The civic body is hoping to complete work by the end of August.

A senior BBMP official said that installation of bollards was almost complete on both the sides – around 16 km on either side – while work on installing signage at entry, exit and merging points was under way.

“Lockdown was announced when we started installing bollards in March. Later due to reduced work force, work was delayed. Now that the important works are complete, we will finish the rest by the end of August,” the official said.

The bus priority lane was initially planned on the 42-km (on both sides) stretch between Silk Board junction and S.V. Road metro station on Old Madras Road. The plan was changed to Silk Board to Lowry Memorial College due to the ongoing metro work between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield.

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