The proposed 11-km flyover will connect Rajajinagar 1st block and Gollarahatti, which is located off NICE Road.

West Bengaluru may get a brand new flyover but will BBMP take forever to build itFlickr/Picture for representation only
news Traffic Jams Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:27

The narrow bottlenecks on Magadi Main Road may soon be eased if all goes well for the BBMP’s proposed flyover in west Bengaluru.

The proposed 11-km flyover will connect Rajajinagar 1st block and Gollarahatti, which is located off Nice Road. 

This flyover is expected to decongest traffic as those travelling towards Rajajinagar from the Outer Ring Road can take the flyover, rather than ply through heavy traffic.

The flyover will connect areas surrounding the Outer Ring Road and the NICE peripheral road, with exits towards Mysuru, Tumakauru and Magadi.

The Magadi Main Road, infamous for its traffic bottlenecks, will see some amount of relief in terms of traffic jams, as it currently acts as an exit for commuters heading towards Mysuru.

A portion of the flyover will be constructed from Bovipalya to Kamalanagar Bridge, which is located near the Outer Ring Road and the remain portion will be build from Sumanahalli to Gollarahatti, which is located off the NICE peripheral road.

The flyover is estimated to cost around Rs 90 crore and will be built using local area development grants from legislators and Members of Parliament.

According to Rajarajeshwari Nagar MLA Munirathna Naidu, who undertook the inspection of the proposed corridor on Monday, a detailed plan will be presented at the BBMP budget as well as the state budget.

“The part of the flyover from Bovipaly may not be constructed but has only been proposed. The decision will be taken during the councillors’ meeting at the end of this month,” Naidu added.

Considering BBMP’s pace at constructing flyovers, the proposed plan may take a long time to build.

The Okalipuram flyover, which is supposed to connect west Bengaluru to the rest of the city is still under construction. The project was proposed eight years ago and the construction only began in January 2016.

The project was meant to ease the severe snarls at Okalipuram junction. The cost of the project was initially pegged at Rs 115 crore and has escalated to Rs 220 crore.

After indefinite delay, the BBMP had promised to complete the construction by December 2016.

However, the civic agency’s tall claims fell flat when in November 2016, it announced that the flyover construction could be completed only by December 2017. 

 

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