Electronic city flyover will be shut down from January 14th 2019. The 9.5 km long elevated expressway runs from silk-board junction to Electronic city.
The E-city flyover starts from Bommanahalli after the Central Silk Board flyover and goes on up to Electronic City. It goes above the BMIC flyover on Hosur Road, at a height of 17 meters (56 ft), thus making it Bengaluru’s tallest flyover
Elevated express way or Electronic city flyover
Hosur Road Elevated Expressway also known as Bangalore Elevated Toll-way or Electronic City Flyover is a 9.985 kilometers (6.204 mi) long elevated highway. This runs from Madiwala to Electronic City.
The project is a part of the BETL (Bangalore Elevated Tollways Ltd), project as part of the National highway Development Project and the Elevated Highways Project. It was initiated in early 2006, and was inaugurated on 22 January 2010.
Electronic city flyover – vehicles banned
Heavy vehicles including BMTC, KSRTC and TNSTC( Tamil Nadu State Transport) are banned from using electronic city flyover on Hosur road. This is due to the ongoing Maintenance work.
Regular commuters includes mostly techies headed to office at Electronic city. Since maintenance work, the vehicles movement at Electronic city flyover is at a snail’s pace.
Maintenance work at Electronic city flyover
The maintenance work had started in December last year on one side of the carriage way of electronic city flyover. This was from silk board junction to electronic city. Heavy traffic restrictions are imposed by BETPL to facilitate maintenance of expansion joints along the flyover.
The work which started on 17th December 2018 on one stretch of the road is completed. The work on flyover from silk board junction to electronic city is ready. This work is been done in 27 days instead of 35 days as stated by the authorities.
Maintenance work on the other stretch of road
The same maintenance work will start on the other side of the road of the high way from January 14. As per BETPL, about 70,000 to 75,000 vehicles use the electronic city flyover everyday. The maintenance work will take around a month to get completed.
The road regularly sees heavy traffic. The closure of electronic city flyover is going to cause a great deal of problem to commuters. Those travelling from Bengaluru to Electronic city to reach office will be most affected.
Electronic city flyover – public opinion
The commuters of electronic city flyover has suggested to take up the repair of the flyover during the weekends, when the traffic movement will be less.