Skywalks in Bangalore?
Found this interesting tender on BBMP website. Its titled “Expression of Interest for Empanelment of Agencies for Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) of State of art Sky Walks In Bangalore City.”
In order to facilitate easy and safe road crossing for the pedestrians in busy areas of Bangalore, BBMP is planning to erect skywalks fitted with aesthetically designed capsule lifts which are suitable for out door erection at 30 select locations.
Wow, sounds cool! Wonder what these 30 locations are. I hope a few are planned for Outer Ring Road too. Actually, there are so many roads one struggles to cross these days that 30 of these may not be enough. But a good start, let us see.
Did you notice that most existing pedestrian over-bridges don’t get used as much. People walk across Airport Road right under that ped bridge. Ditto for the one near Jaynagar 4th block complex. Climbing up a flight of stairs may be the issue there. And that is perhaps why these new Sky Walks are designed to have lifts for elevation.
BTW, are these the Skywalks IISc designed and talked about a few months ago?