VV Puram food street is among the most iconic places in Bengaluru city. The place is thronged with visitors everyday, where they come to fulfill their palate with a wide variety of options.
Located near Sajjan Rao circle, near Gandhi Bazaar, Visveswarapuram street has been left untouched for several years. The narrow lanes of the bazaar easily get crowded due to the lack of infrastructural development. According to a report by the Hindu, the street has over 20 different food stalls over less than 150 metres, making it one of the most densely populated marketplaces in the city.
“There are requests by the vendors in VV Puram that the street has to be renovated with modern facilities since the stretch is always crowded and lacks basic amenities. The BBMP has planned to redevelop the whole stretch similar to the recently renovated Commercial Street in the city,” said Jayaram Raipura, Zonal Commissioner of BBMP South Zone.
According to reports, the redevelopment project may start by the end of this month, and it will cost the government over ₹ 5 crores.
“The whole food street will be redeveloped with modern facilities within six months and work for the same will be started this month, “ Raipura added. Reports also suggest that the pavements and roads will be paved with colourful tiles. Officials stated that there will be an extra effort put to make the street more pedestrian-friendly.
Vendors are elated at the news Thindi Beedi at VV Puram getting revamped. They are reportedly committed to cooperating with the BBMP, as they believe that such projects will benefit the public and also the vendors.