Bengaluru: Skywalk near Innovative Multiplex on Outer Ring Road (ORR) which was long-awaited and much-needed was inaugurated on Tuesday.
A member of Bellandur Jothege, a citizens ’group which worked with the civic body to get the skywalk constructed said that this is an example and symbol of active community participation and action for the betterment of our neighbourhood.
It was inaugurated by Arvind Limbavali, MLA, Mahadevapura constituency.
Work on other sanctioned footbridges is expected to begin soon. A BBMP official has further confirmed that work orders for at least four skywalks have already been granted. BBMP recently got no objection certificate from BMRCL to construct a footbridge near Kalamandir.
Residents of localities on ORR, including Mahadevapura and Marathahalli, have been demanding better infrastructure following the death of four pedestrians last year in separate accidents.
As many as eight skywalks had been sanctioned in Bellandur more than a year ago but only one is operational. Another member of the Bellandur Jothege said that even though in a ground-breaking ceremony for six skywalks was done in the first week of December 2018, but construction is yet to begin.
Source and Image Source: The Hindu