Bangaluru: The Jayadeva flyover, which has served Bangalorians for 11 years, will soon be replaced by the city’s first overpass from the Silk Board junction to Ragigudda, whose plans have been developed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited ( BMRL). The demolition of the flyover will start at the end of January.
As a first step, BMRCL and other civic agencies have begun to change aerial cables and power poles to widen the road from Silk Board Junction to Ragigudda Junction at Jayanagar 9th Block, and both sides of the overpass will soon be barricaded for demolition.
BMRCL has issued the work order to the contractors, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and URC Construction, for the construction of five elevated stations, elevated road by rail and extension of roads in the section at a cost of Rs 797.29crore, while A Mumbai based company that specializes in the dismantling of structures will handle the demolition.
The corporation said that the explosives will not be used for demolition, given the proximity of the structure to Jayadeva Hospital. The demolition work is expected to continue for three months, and this is the first time that BMRCL is demolishing a flyover on a well-traveled stretch.
Deputy General Secretary Mahendra Jain said: “We will take all measures to ensure that there is a minimum of disturbance.The demolition work of the airlift will be limited to the night hours (10pm to 6am) and the traffic will be completely blocked. reduce air pollution. ”
In 2006, the Bangalore Development Authority spent Rs 21crore to build the flyover to reduce congestion at Bannerghatta Road and Jayanagar, but BMRCL says the new 3km overpass will be more effective.
Recently, the Bangalore traffic police granted a certificate of no objection to BMRCL to demolish the overpass of an elevated road from Silk Board Junction to Ragigudda, and an interchange metro station connecting the RV Road-Bommasandra line and the line Gottigere-Nagawara of Phase II.
They will soon come up with diversion plans that are expected to remain for many months, since work on the new overpass will take more than three years. “We are already struggling with congestion, especially during rush hour, the demolition will only increase congestion and also waste taxpayers’ money,” said K Srinivas, a regular traveler on Bannerghatta Road.