Hebbal flyover to be part of tolled road to BIA

Last Updated : 08 August 2012, 18:57 IST

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 The Hebbal flyover, which is being widened, will be part of the tolled road to Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) and beyond. 

However, motorists travelling to Yelahanka will be exempted from the toll. The flyover is provided with an exit point at the Yelahanka Junction.  Also, as the Yelahanka sub-division is the last suburb under the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) jurisdiction, it is out of the NHAI limits to be tolled.With the extension of the flyover, there will be an increase in the fare collected at the toll gates near the Trumpet flyover leading to BIA. 

The widening of the flyover is part of the concessionaire agreement signed with Navyuga consortium, said officials in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Moreover, the widening of the flyover by 3.9 metre is expected to ease traffic on the flyover that connects National Highway 7.

The project is scheduled to be completed by April 2013.However, speculations are rife that widening of the flyover will help the consortium recover partial loss that it has suffered after it stopped collecting toll following public outcry. Under the public private partnership model, a concessionaire agreement has been signed between NHAI and Navyuga Devanahalli Tollway Private Limited for the NH-7 upgrading project.

 The agreement is for 20 years on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis. While the agreement clearly states that the project has to be completed by Navyuga Devanahalli Tollway Private Limited at its own cost and expense, NHAI had allowed Navyuga to collect toll before the completion of the expressway.

Published 08 August 2012, 18:57 IST

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