Escalator Skywalk Inaugurated at Embassy Manyata Business Park

published 25th January, 2017

Embassy Group reiterates its commitment to support neighbouring communities and developing social infrastructure in association with civic agencies such as BDA/BBMP in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, January 24th 2017: The newly-built Escalator Skywalk on the outer ring road at Nagavara junction opposite Embassy Manyata Business Park, funded and developed by Embassy Group, India’s leading property developer, in partnership with Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) was inaugurated today. The escalator skywalk was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Bengaluru Development Shri. K J George, Minister for Agriculture & MLA of Byatarayanapura Shri. Krishna Byre Gowda and the respectful Mayor of Bengaluru Smt. Padmavathi in the presence of Embassy Group CMD Shri. Jitu Virwani.The cost of construction for the escalator skywalk is in the tune of 7 crores and has been funded entirely by the Embassy Group.

With over 95000 employees working across 60 companies at the Embassy Manyata Business Park and around 15000 of them including local residents crossing this junction every day, the escalator skywalk is a huge relief for everyone. This particular stretch of the outer ring road had become infamous for the dangers it posed to pedestrians crossing the road every day, especially during peak hours. During Friday’s the junction would even see over 19000 people crossing the same. The project design was approved by all relevant bodies including the BDA in November 2015 and construction started in January 2016. The skywalk has been designed by BDA and M/S Nagesh Consultants and reviewed by STAWR Consultants, while Synergy Property Development Services managed the project.

Inaugurating the Skywalk Escalator, Minister for Bengaluru Development Shri. K J George, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to inaugurate the skywalk escalator at the busy Nagavara junction which will provide the much needed convenience to office-goers, local residents and the general public. I am sure it will also help the local authorities especially the police manage the traffic better. Just like how Embassy Group has come forward to fully fund this project, I encourage lot more corporates in the city of Bengaluru to partner with the various social infrastructure projects of the government and make living and traveling in Bengaluru safer and smoother.

Minister for Agriculture & MLA of Byatarayanapura Shri. Krishna Byre Gowda added, “My constituency has many IT-BT companies and this is the first time a corporate has taken up a community project that benefits everyone. With vehicles increasing on this junction of the outer ring road, it had become a problem for pedestrians to cross the road safely. The newly inaugurated Escalator Skywalk at this accident-prone junction will help people at large use this facility now. I urge pedestrians to make the best use of this skywalk facility. I thank the Embassy Group and look forward to many more corporates to join hands with the government to develop the city further.

The escalator skywalk, a first in the area is designed to encourage pedestrians to use it and provide the facility of crossing the junction safely and smoothly. The skywalk provides a hassle free solution to pedestrians ranging from office park users, residents of the surrounding areas and the general public using this junction. The skywalk also provides easy access from and to the bus stop on the south side of Outer Ring Road.

Commenting on the inauguration Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Embassy Group said “We are delighted to announce the successful completion of the escalator skywalk, a step towards improving infrastructure in the city. With the inauguration of the Escalator Skywalk we are embarking on a journey to bring about better public infrastructure in the city and continue to work in close partnership with various authorities and local city administration on various programs to support communities in and around Bengaluru and our business parks.

This initiative is part of Embassy Group’s commitment to continuously work with the authorities to solve infrastructure issues, cleaning/maintenance of areas around the park, implementation of effective traffic management that involves deploying our guards to support the traffic police in optimal traffic movement, carpooling programs in partnership with the Bangalore traffic police.

About Embassy Group;

Embassy Group is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of close to three decades in real estate development. Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 37 million sq. ft. of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy’s portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. While the commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks for the IT/ITES sector, SEZs and corporate office space. Embassy’s ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy’s residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments.

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