South India’s Tallest Rail-Road Flyover Is Almost Completed But Not Open For Public! Here’s Why.

by Shreya Rathod
South India’s Tallest Rail-Road Flyover Is Almost Completed But Not Open For Public! Here’s Why.

The Jayadeva Intersection on Marenahalli Road will soon be home to South India’s tallest rail-road flyover. In fact, its construction is nearly finished and the final finishing work is being done on the road. However, the flyover is not open to the public yet and here’s the reason why.

South India’s Tallest Flyover Not Open To The Public

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The flyover is said to reduce traffic at the Central Silk Board Junction, one of Bangalore’s main chokepoints. However, it won’t take effect right away. The flyover cannot be opened to traffic until the ramps leading to it are prepared, according to senior Metro authorities.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is building the flyover between Ragigudda and Central Silk Board as part of the RV Road-Bommasandra Metro line (Reach-5). And it is expected to open in December of this year.

The flyover is two layers high, with the first layer containing four lanes and the second tier housing the Metro trains. It is the tallest in South India and is 3.2 kilometres in length and 31 metres in height. Although the flyover is currently ready, a top official stated that it can only be opened up before the line launches due to the delay in ramp building. When ready, it would offer easy access to Electronic City and HSR Layout.

The Delayed Project Was Given To Another Company

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The Outer Ring Road project and the delayed contract were given to AFCONS Infrastructure Limited. The original contractor, who was meant to finish the work, abandoned it. It was put out to tender again, and AFCONS is handling it at present. However, because of the delayed start, the project will take some time to finish.

According to a senior traffic police official, they have urged BMRCL to complete the job as soon as possible. She stated that IT professionals frequently utilise the ramp that runs from BTM Layout to the Outer Ring Road, and they will enjoy a smooth ride once it is finished. Similar to that, the loop will send traffic this way, diverting it to Electronics City and Hosur.

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It will cut down the four phases of signalling to two, saving 100 seconds.

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