Years after the proposal was floated, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Monday, finally laid the foundation stone for the four-lane elevated corridor between Ejipura and Kendriya Sadan in Koramangala.
The flyover will bypass three major junctions prone to traffic jams– Ejipura main road, Intermediate Ring Road junction, Sony Signal junction and Kendriya Sadan junction. Once completed, the flyover will be able to reduce travel time by 30 minutes.
Project cost is estimated to be Rs 204 crore and will cover a total area of 50,000 sq ft.
“The Congress government is for the people and the public want good road infrastructure. People do not like wasting their precious time getting stuck in traffic on roads. We have been investing crores of rupees to improve the city's infrastructure. The elevated corridor will be of great help to those travelling on the Intermediate Ring Road. The flyover will be built at a cost of Rs 204 crore and will be open in 18 months,” Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.
The Chief Minister said that the city’s development should not destroy the green cover, referring to the Steel Flyover Beda 2.0 protest, he said that the people have a misconception that the government is compromising on the green cover.
“People think that we are focussing only on infrastructure. That is not true. They say that we cut down trees and forget that infrastructure should never compromise on green cover. Infrastructure and greenery go hand in hand,” the CM told the media.
The government is planning to construct steel bridges at Shivananda Circle and between Minerva Circle and Hudson Circle. “There are advanced technologies to relocate trees. Even if tree translocation fails, we can plant more saplings,” the CM added.
The government is also planning asphalting 300 km of roads and 458 developmental works at a cost of Rs 545 crore in the BTM Layout assembly constituency. Also, 320 houses will be constructed for Dalits and 120 houses for those belonging to Backward Castes in BTM Layout.
According to the report, special focus has been laid on Madiwala. New commercial spaces will be constructed for merchants and traders in the Madiwala market at a cost of Rs 21 crore. The CM announced that Rs 25 crore has been set up for developing the Madiwala Lake.