Namma MetroÂ´s eastern extension, a 15.5-km line from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield under Phase II, is seeing rather slow progress. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is still in the process of acquiring all the identified properties, which is crucial for road-widening and civil work on the stretch to begin.
A conference has found that the colonial Land Acquisition Act 1894, poor compensation for evictees and lack of transparency have burdened KeralaÂ’s development, including road widening. The findings of last yearÂ’s Â‘Infrastructure ConferenceÂ’ in Kochi, was released in Thiruvananthapuram on November 8 by the State Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has submitted a revised proposal to the Madhya Pradesh state wildlife wing seeking clearance for 37-km road widening between Mansar in Maharashtra and Khawasa in Madhya Pradesh on NH7. In the revised proposal, the NHAI has reduced the land requirement for the project.