The Flyover known as Jayadeva Flyover transformed a once chaotic traffic junction into signal free since 2006, is all set to reduce to a pile of rubble, paving way for Namma Metro.
The BMRCL is planning to demolish the flyover which was constructed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) which spent Rs.21 crores and was thrown open to public in 2006. The demolition work of this 12 year old structure will begin in 3 months after the road widening projects are completed and heavy vehicles are diverted to alternative roads. Rs.21 crores of tax payers money just gone. The traffic snarls at Jayadeva Flyover junction on the ring road are likely to continue till metro officials widen the roads. An underpass along Bannerghatta road will, however, remain unaffected.
The demolition of flyover, according to BMRCL, will make space for the construction of an elevated road from RV Road to HSR Layout and an interchange metro station that would criss-cross RV Road — Bommasandra line as well as Gottigere — Nagawara line of Phase II.
The civil work was awarded to Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and URC Construction in July, 2017 at a cost of 797.29 crore. The contract includes construction of five elevated stations, road-cum-rail flyover and road widening works. The five stations are the Central Silk Board, BTM Layout, Jayadeva Hospital, Ragigudda and RV Road. The project is to be completed in 36 months.
According to the CPRO of BMRCL, above the existing underpass, the ground level road will be constructed (Level 1). Over this will be the two-way, four-lane elevated road (Level 2). The concourse level where the station and ticketing counters will be is next on the pile (Level 3). The train will go on the RV Road- Bommasandra line, above all this (Level 4). The tip of this mountain is Gottigere-Nagawara line (Level 5).
Once the demolition starts, the people of South Bangalore working at Whitefield, Outer ring road and Electronic City will go through hell. Already digging by metro is causing a lot of problems. One cannot even imagine the plight of the commuters. The next few months (hopefully not few years) will be not the option of ‘work from home’ but ‘work from road’. It is like count-down to ‘ARMAGEDDON’.