📝 Proposal for a separate municipal zone for ORR

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Members of the Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA) met with IT minister CN Ashwath Narayan and proposed that the 17-km stretch should have a separate municipal zone after infrastructure was tarnished due to rains.

Story so far: After the IT corridor was badly affected by flooding due to rain, the ORRCA put forth a proposal to declare the 17km stretch a separate municipal zone. It proposes that the new zone should have a detailed five-year plan and a committee of specialists should be established to oversee the construction of a district municipal zone.

  • The proposal also included the possibility of the inclusion of a public-private partnership (PPP) to govern the new municipal zone.
  • It also applied for funds and a unique ex gratia grant in order to develop the tech corridor.

Long-term fixes: The ORRCA has also proposed some long-term solutions that could be implemented over the course of two or three years. Some of these suggestions include developing arterial roads like Hosur Road, Silk Board, Sarjapur, and KR Puram to tame the traffic flow throughout the city.

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