Flyover loop construction is back at Bengaluru again. The funds allocated for this project is Rs.195 crore in the Karnataka State Budget.
To reduce traffic at Outer Ring Road i.e. Bellari road and Tumakuru road, the BBMP will build additional loops on K.R.Puram and Hebbal flyovers.
Flyover loop at Hebbal :
The construction of Hebbal flyover loop was run into a monetary hurdle. The project envisaged the construction of a 1.25 km. two-lane flyover along with an underpass.
The flyover loop begins ahead of Esteem Mall and ends at Baptist Hospital. The work is progressing under a snail’s pace.
This flyover loop will be built along a stretch of 1 km. with 43 piers. The height will be 16 mtrs.
Additional flyover loop:
The additional flyover loop is part of the elevated corridor project proposed by the BDA. BDA has handed over the project to the civic body as there are no funds in the BDA.
The BBMP has acquired land for an underpass at Goraguntepalya. The Government had shelved the project to make way for the steel flyover.
Work on the additional loop on the Hebbal flyover was scheduled to be over by April but due to delay the time may extend until December. Land for the same is yet to be acquired. The cost of the project may also increase over the time.
Brigade Road and Commercial Street :
The State Government in its budget allocated money for making Brigade road and Commercial street reserving for pedestrians. The same plans is for Church street also.
Church street was redeveloped as a pedestrian only road. But due to heavy traffic congestion on the adjoining road, the traffic was later allowed.
The twin shopping hubs of the city i.e., Brigade road and Commercial street will be redeveloped under the Smart Cities Mission.
A total of 20 roads in the city will be redeveloped at a cost of Rs.200 crore.