CM opens Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle flyover

CM opens Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle flyover

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday officially inaugurated the four-lane flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle near Padmanabhanagar.

The 361.5 metre-long flyover has been built at a cost of Rs 36 crore. The flyover is a part of the signal-free corridor from Nayandahalli Junction to Silk Board Junction via Jedimara Signal on Bannerghatta Road.

Speaking after inaugurating the flyover, Siddaramaiah said he had laid the foundation stone of the flyover in 2014 and he inaugurated it in 2017. The flyover is very much required to ease traffic congestion, he added.

“At least 68% of the traffic that used to get stuck at the junction will now move freely on this flyover. Thus, the traffic congestion, which was a regular feature here, will come down substantially,” he said.

Siddaramaiah said three more grade separators between Nayandahalli and Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle are under construction and will be ready shortly. The construction of two more grade separators has also been planned on the stretch, he added.

The construction of the flyover had started in December 2013 and was supposed to be completed by June 2015. The work was delayed by another one-and-a-half years due to land acquisition-related issues. The biggest roadblock in completing the project was encroachment of a piece of land by the sand truck drivers, which BDA had acquired many years ago. The police had to use force to remove the sand lorry stand and allow BBMP to complete the work.

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