More Rings alright, but what about dates?

Incidentally, I scanned BMRDA website only day before yesterday to enlighten myself on the new Ring Roads. And today’s Times of India has a story on the upcoming Rings. Only extras over the content on BMRDA website are budgeted amounts CM Kumaraswamy mentioned for these projects.

We all knew about the ring roads, I certainly did. But before you think I am trying a self-boasting exercise here, let me cut to the chase. Why is it that just like that BMRDA website, ToI story too doesn’t mention any dates and deadlines of STRR and IRR projects? If I were a journalist being briefed by CM about these roads, “when” would be the first question I’d ask.

That crib about ToI’s incomplete coverage apart, I love these STRR and IRR projects, provided the satellite towns are developed really well to make good use of these roads. But one flaw I see is lack of plans for good “radial” roads – roads that could take me from these peripheral roads to the center of the city. NICE does plan to do an expressway almost all the way to the center. But that one project is not enough. A few more roads like that to take us from STRR or IRR straight to the Central Business District would be good.

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