BBMP to build flyover at 'Y' junction near Okalipuram

BBMP to build flyover at 'Y' junction near Okalipuram

A view of the 'Y' junction near Okalipuram which connects Rajajinagar, Vijayanagar and Basaweshwaranagar to city centre. DH Photo/S K Dinesh

In a bid to avoid a bottleneck after the construction of the eight-lane flyover at Okalipuram, the BBMP has planned to construct a flyover and a grade separator at Old Mysuru Road (Magadi Road)-Vatal Nagaraj Road (Sujatha Talkies Road) junction.

The civic body has called for tenders to construct the grade separator after obtaining a detailed project report (DPR) through consultants. According to BBMP officials, the proposed project will cost approximately Rs 34.7 crore.

Speaking to DH, an official from the BBMP Road Infrastructure Division said, “There will be traffic congestion after the contsruction of the eight-lane flyover at the Okalipuram Junction is completed. According to the DPR prepared by the consultant, there may be traffic issues near the Shankarlinga Pandian Hotel on Vatal Nagaraj road. To ease the movement of traffic at this junction, we are going to construct two-lane flyover and three-lane underpass.”

“The ‘Y’ junction which connects Rajajinagar, Vijayanagar and Magadi road to the city centre is where commuters and motorists are most severely affected especially during the peak hours. This flyover will help ease movement of traffic coming from the eight-lane flyover,” he added.

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The eight-lane flyover is being built at a cost of Rs 352 crore. The civic body has paid Rs 154 crore for the three-acre plot belonging to the Railways for the implementation of the project which involves eight underpasses and two pedestrian paths.

According to the BBMP, motorists heading towards Vijayanagar, Rajajinagar and Malleswaram will benefit once the project is completed.

Sources in the BBMP said: “The 500-metre 'Y' Junction grade separator project will take at least two years to be completed and work is expected to begin in six months.”