Jayadeva flyover demolition likely to begin in March

Jayadeva flyover demolition likely to begin in March

Sri Jayadeva Hospital Grade Separator at Bannerghatta road in Bengaluru. Photo by S K Dinesh

The demolition of the flyover at Jayadeva Junction, which was postponed last year in consideration of commuters’ convenience, is likely to begin in March with metro officials planning to bring down the entire structure by November 2019.

Sources in Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said work will start during the end of March by demolishing the loop connecting the Bannerghatta Main Road with the main carriageway on Outer Ring Road.

“Since it is one of the busiest junctions, we have analysed the traffic patterns and planned the work in phases so that it will have the least impact on commuters. Based on the progress of the project, we estimate the demolition work to begin at March end. We will have a clear picture within two months,” the source said.

The flyover will be replaced with a multi-level structure providing elevated Metro and road connections. It will also house interchange stations for three lines: RV Road-Bommasandra (Reach 5) and Silk Board-KR Puram (Phase 2A).

The new 2.84 km flyover is estimated to cost Rs 133.54 crore as per the previous tender documents.

Last year, the BMRCL had decided to start demolition work in June but postponed it later.

Located next to the Silk Board junction, the flyover handles heavy traffic during peak hours. “Traffic will be diverted to alternative roads based on the rush. Plans and decisions will be made in consultation with other stakeholders, including traffic police,” the source said.