A second-level flyover has been proposed to be built above the flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (near Deve Gowda petrol pump in Padmanabhanagar, south Bengaluru).
The second flyover will be built from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to Padmanabhanagar and will run above the existing flyover, which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had inaugurated a month ago.
Thus, there will be a three-layer intersection as part of the signal-free corridor from Nayandahalli junction to Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a total of nine grade separators in the state budget proposals for 2017-18 and allocated Rs 421 crore for them.
He said the projects were required to ensure seamless vehicular movement. While the length of the grade separators has not been decided yet as the detailed project report has not been prepared, each of them could be 1.5 km to 2 km long.
BBMP chief engineer B S Prahallad said the second-level flyover would make travel towards Padmanabhanagar easier.
The news, however, has surprised people who use the stretch regularly. They faced a lot of hardship when the first flyover was being built. The construction of that flyover began in December 2013 and was to be completed in May 2015. But it was delayed by one-and-a-half years, causing discomfort to commuters who were held up in regular traffic jams. Mahadeva C, a resident of Gowdanapalya, demanded to know why the new grade separator is required.
“The existing flyover seems sufficient to address the traffic problem. My worry is how much time will the BBMP take to complete the project. There should be a monitoring agency to ensure the work is completed within the stipulated time,” he said.
DH News Service
Old Madras Road and Vatal Nagaraj junction Rs 35 crore
Grade separator to link BMTC/KSRTC bus stand from Fountain Circle Rs 30 crore
Haines Road and St John’s Church Road Rs 35 crore
Second-level flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle Rs 50 crore
Grade separator at ORR and Kanakapura Road junction Rs 35 crore
Sadashivanagar police station Rs 32 crore
Siddapura junction to be decided
South End Circle to be decided
Near Yelahanka police station to be decided