No no. No new ones around Bangalore. That count for rings around Bangalore stays at 5 and a half. ORR, PRR, IRR, STRR = 4. Add half a ring for BMIC’s peripheral road = 4.5. Last, add the proposed elevated core inner ring road to get 5.5!
The good news BMRDA has for us is about the satellite towns. They seem to have finalized what they call individual town ring roads (ITRR). Look at the image (click on it for bigger version) and notice the small rings drawn around satellite towns. How many did you spot, 8 !?
Nice job of planning these ring roads now itself. But not having plans for cut-through-the-heart radial roads for each peripheral town could mean trouble later. Anyways, while on the subject of radial roads, BMRDA seems to have finalized on the alignment of roads that will lead you out of Bangalore to these satellite towns. Click on this second thumbnail (below) to find a list of these radials.
- Wish these radial roads started from deeper inside Bangalore and not from points on ORR and beyond. That proposed tunnel from Minsk Square towards Hebbal flyover is that sort of thing.
- Radial road and ORR/PRR junctions should be very close to Metro terminals. That way, the long term mass transit plan would be like this – get closer to Bangalore on a bus, then take a Metro to hit the downtown.