Manjunath Nagar flyover thrown open to public

The flyover at Manjunath Nagar junction on Chord Road which was thrown open to public on Monday. DH Photo

The Manjunath Nagar flyover constructed on the Chord Road was thrown open to public on Monday morning. 

Deputy Chief Minister and Bangalore Development Minister G Parameshwara inaugurated the bi-directional flyover which will ease traffic between West of Chord road and Manjunath Nagar.

The flyover is part of the signal-free corridor project under the Nagarothana projects, which is a joint programme by the state government and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), commissioned in 2016.

Though the project was expected to be over in July, it was delayed due to rain and also because of Assembly elections earlier this year. This has increased the cost of the project, said Parameshwara.

New ad policy

Parameshwara said the BBMP was planning to come up with a new advertisement policy to streamline ad business in the city.

"The BBMP has removed all illegal flexes and banners in the city based on the orders of the Karnataka High Court. But there is a possibility of advertisers approaching the high court to support their businesses. So, we will have to think of a new advertising policy in the coming days," he said.

He also said the BBMP was successful in removing up to 8,000 km of unauthorised optical fibre cables in the city.

On Monday, the BBMP did not use any flex or banners for the function, strictly adhering to high court orders.

"I was very happy to participate in a flex-free BBMP function to inaugurate a flyover in Rajajinagar. There was not even a single flex of any political leader. My thanks to the High Court of Karnataka," tweeted MLA Suresh Kumar.

Mayor R Sampath Raj, Rajajinagar MLA Surely Kumar, former mayor and Prakash Nagar corporator G Padmavathi and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad were present at the event.

Flyover cost: Rs 89.86 crore

Commissioned: March 2016

Completed: August 2018

Total length: 270.63 m

 

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