Once a dumpyard, stretch to turn into 2nd food street in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: A 500-metre stretch near Seshadripuram college in Yelahanka New Town, adjacent to Doddaballapur Road and Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road, is set to become the city’s second official food street.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has converted the stretch into a street vending zone at a cost of Rs 3 crore. The civic body aims to popularise it as a food street where all types of Indian food will be catered by roadside eatery shops. BBMP officials said the new food street will be ready in 3-4 months.
Yelahanka zone executive engineer Sudhakar Reddy told TOI that earlier, the public used the stretch to dump garbage and created a nuisance there. People were unable to use the stretch because of the waste dump.
“The BBMP has decided to clean the place and utilise it for public purpose. We had floated a tender and the work commenced recently. Work on constructing small shops and huts, with sit-outs for the public, and beautifying the road has already commenced. It will be completed within the next few months. The shops and huts on the stretch will be given to eatery shopowners. The public can visit the street and taste their favourite food,” said Reddy. Bengaluru’s oldest official food street in VV Puram recently got a makeover.
A BBMP officer said the street will be paved with polished granite stones, get LED streetlights, fixed with grills in various patterns, and beautified with a daub of colours. The civic body has decided to popularise this food street like the first official one in VV Puram.
The street can draw people from Yelahanka and surrounding areas including Vidyaranyapura, Sahakaranagar, Thindlu, Kodigehalli, Kogilu, Ramagondanahalli and other parts on the northern outskirts of the city. The Palike has plans to provide shops for the street vendors.

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