With plans of improving the connectivity to the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, the state of Karnataka and a Bulgarian company are mulling the likelihood of building a tunnel to connect the hub.
According to the Economic Times, ISA West Consortium from Bulgaria has proposed to cover around 70% of the cost for the entire project under the public private partnership (PPP) model, during a detailed presentation made by the team to City Development Minister KJ George and other senior officials.
The company’s representative team also proposed the possibility of having tunnels at different locations that will help in navigating traffic towards the airport.
The company had previously approached the state government with the same proposal in April.
The company has also been asked to come up with an action plan focusing particularly on the route between Mekhri Circle and Columbia Asia hospital in Hebbal by the City Development Minister.
It is likely to do a feasibility study that will shed light over the implementation of the proposal through a phased manner, according to a statement issued from the minister’s office.
Assisting the company with the feasibility study will be a three-member committee that will comprise of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) engineer member PN Nayak, Karnataka Road Development Corporation chief engineer Krishna Reddy and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) chief engineer KT Nagaraj.
Reportedly, the infrastructure firm Soma has also approached the government to build road tunnels in Bengaluru modeling on the ones in Malaysia.