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Peripheral Ring Road in Bangalore – Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Sasi Kumar on January 20, 2023

Peripheral Ring Road in Bangalore

Every Bangalorean has its own story to tell regarding the peripheral ring road. As residents of Bengaluru, we have witnessed a profound impact of PRR in our life. The idea behind the construction of the Peripheral ring road was to resolve Bengaluru’s unresolved problem, the ” TRAFFIC”. The post below is dedicated to the PRR and its payoff to our city, Bengaluru. The below post is only about how the PRR helps in managing the traffic in Bengaluru.

The third Ring Road in Bangalore will be constructed by the Bangalore Development Authority and is known as the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR). The Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project in Bengaluru City, which was first announced in 2005, has encountered several roadblocks along the way, most of which are related to difficulties with land acquisition, associated cost overruns, and stakeholder opposition. The Karnataka government has approved the Peripheral Ring Road Project (PRR), which has been in the works for several years. Bangalore, a city best known for its IT hubs, startups and entrepreneurial ventures, would have the mega project encircle the surrounding areas. Once completed, the development will establish new points of connectivity and some reduced traffic as well.


The Overall Attributes Of The Peripheral Ring Road

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is in charge of creating the city of Bengaluru’s long-term master plan and is also responsible for implementing substantial road infrastructure projects like PRR. The BDA also built the city’s ring road, the Outer Ring Road (ORR), which has a length of about 65 km.

The proposed Peripheral Ring Road will have eight lanes (each 100 meters wide), and four service lanes, and will be 73 kilometers long. It will include parts of Bangalore’s east and north as well as Anekal Taluk as well. The segment will begin at the NICE Road Junction on Tumkur Road, travel through Bellary Road and Old Madras Road, and end at National Highway-44 on Hosur Road. Furthermore, it will be integrated with the NICE Road, which is semi-circular and is located close to BIEC & Konappana Agrahara. It is anticipated that 2,400 acres of land will be purchased for the construction of PRR. The road will have 17 toll booths once it is finished, along with two clover field junctions at Old Madras Road and Airport Road. Nine entry and exit points total, including five flyovers, four underpasses, and five railway overbridges, have been identified (ROB).

The project already has administrative consent from the state government 15 years ago, the project was first envisioned as a way to reduce traffic and congest Bengaluru.


Let Us See The Timeline of The Project

The project was proposed by the previous administration in 2005–2006.

The process of acquiring land was stymied between 2006 and 2010 as a result of numerous landowners petitioning the courts.

Due to delays, the High Court abandoned the project in 2011. The government then increased the road’s length to 65 km and applied to the Court for permission to acquire land.

In 2014, the project received environmental approval, and the Urban Development Department approved it in 2015.

The project has been revived as a result of the Supreme Court’s approval for land acquisition.


The Traffic, Congestion and The Peripheral Ring Road?

To increase connectivity between the city and its surrounding areas and reduce traffic congestion, Bengaluru has been working to finish several significant ring road projects. There have been plans for several ring roads, including the Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR), Intermediate Ring Road (IRR), Peripheral Ring Road (PRR), and Town Ring Roads (TRR).

Due to the project’s potential to solve serious traffic problems, Bangalore city will greatly benefit from it. Local officials and the state government claim that Bengaluru needs PRR due to the city’s rapid geographic expansion, and the skyrocketing growth in the number of vehicles in use.  Large-scale economic benefits are also anticipated from the ring road.

The PRR is supposed to relieve congestion on the Outer Ring Road, which is currently used as a city bypass by more than 10,000 trucks. The ORR is already under a great deal of pressure, according to the BDA report, due to the tremendous growth in intra-city traffic. The city has already grown beyond the ORR, which is a major contributing factor to the ORR coming under increasing pressure.

The construction of PRR will provide better connectivity for commuters from various national and state highways including BIAL.

The project is planned as a requirement for the future of Bangalore city traffic beyond ORR

Traffic congestion inside Bangalore city will be reduced and thus helps in reducing heat highland effects.

The project acts have a bypass for long-distance traffic moving interstate

The project provides linkage to internal arterial roads and new urban areas will be developed due to the project.

A decrease in travel time reduces pollution levels.

Accidents will be considerably reduced due to proper road safety aspects.

Better access to various places reduces the travel time of commuters and thus quality of life will be improved.

Enhanced connectivity between rural and urban areas of the north and east parts of Bangalore Many villages where PRR alignment is passing through don’t have proper road network and access to the city.

The project will bring substantial socioeconomic development to the region.



The Peripheral Ring Road Project (PRR), which has been in the works for a while, has finally received approval from the Karnataka government. The mega project would encircle Bangalore’s outskirts. Once completed, the development will add new connectivity points and generally improve Bangalore’s real estate market. The Construction of PRR has a lot of impact on the environment as well. We all will wait and see whether the PRR becomes the boon or the Bane for namma Bengaluru.

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