State Highway 87 (Karnataka)
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|Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike|
|Length:||49.0 km (30.4 mi)|
|Arekere, Hulimavu, Gottigere, Bannerghatta National Park, Jigani|
|South end:||Anekal, Bangalore urban district|
Bannerghatta Road (commonly known as BG Road) is an Indian State Highway in Karnataka that connects Bengaluru with towns of Bannerghatta, Jigani and Anekal . It has a total length of 49 kilometres (30 mi). It starts as a branch from Hosur Road near the Adugodi Christian cemetery and ends at Anekal town.
In 2011, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike announced that the road would be widened in several places and underpasses and flyovers would be built at major junctions. In October 2013 BBMP has announced to widen the road within two months.
The Government of Karnataka has also cleared the second phase of Namma Metro which proposes a third line from Gottigere to Nagavara via the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B). The project has been designed to significantly reduce the traffic load on Bannerghatta Road and is considered particularly important, as the area continues to develop as an urban centre (including the introduction of new apartment complexes and shopping malls). However, further clearances from the Central Government are required before the renovations can commence.
The main junctions and traffic hotspots on this road are at Adugodi, Dairy Circle, Sagar Hospital, Gurappanapalya, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, N. S. Palya, Bilekahalli, Arekere Gate, Hulimavu Gate, Gottigere, Bannerghatta Circle, Koppa Gate and Jigani Industrial Area. The NICE BMIC peripheral ring road cuts this road a little beyond Gottigere. In one of the first private-public partnerships in the city, South Avenue, Bannerghatta Road has been widened to four lanes by Mantri Developers, for approximately five kilometers south of Jayadeva underpass. The Diary Circle and the Jayadeva grade separators are on this road. Bannerghatta Road also has intersections with many major roads, such as Hosur Road, Outer Ring Road, and NICE Road.
- "Details Of State Highways". Karnataka PWD. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- Rao, Sunitha (2011-06-09). "Bannerghatta Road will be stretched to 45 metres". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
- Widening of Bannerghatta Road soon