NHAI to widen Hebbal flyover

NHAI to widen Hebbal flyover

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will widen the Hebbal Flyover by another lane to facilitate a signal-free corridor from Mekhri Circle to Bengaluru International Airport (BIA).

 The work taken up in the first phase of the proposed six-lane from the City to BIA, will be ready by June next year, said a NHAI senior officer. There is enough space to widen the flyover by another 12 feet, to ease the traffic beneath. The flyover will be constructed on a build-own-operate and transfer (BOOT) basis. However, public will not be burdened by the project as the toll gate near the Airport is meant to collect fee from air-travellers or those who use the road beyond the toll gate. 

 

The NHAI officer did not specify the cost of the flyover widening project, but said that the project from Mekhri Circle to the BIA would cost Rs 700 crore. The NHAI has got a go-ahead from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), as the passenger car unit is expected to increase to two lakh in the coming years from the present 1.4 lakh. Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore, M A Salim said that widening the flyover will certainly ease traffic.