BDA issues work orders for 1.25-km flyover near Hebbal Lake

BDA issues work orders for 1.25-km flyover near Hebbal Lake

BDA issues work orders for 1.25-km flyover near Hebbal Lake
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has issued work orders for the construction of a 1.25-km elevated road next to the existing Hebbal flyover in order to ease traffic congestion.

The new flyover will extend the existing flyover from Baptist Hospital to Hebbal Lake at a cost of Rs 80 crore. The project was announced by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the 2017-18 budget.

The flyover will bring relief to commuters travelling from the Kempegowda International Airport towards Mehkri Circle. There are three lanes for vehicles moving from Mehkri Circle to the airport, but just two in the opposite direction.

The number of vehicles coming into the city from the airport is higher than the number of vehicles moving towards the airport. An average, 84,393 vehicles take the Hebbal flyover to reach the airport. On the other hand, 89,603 enter the city from this route, according to a report by STUP Consultants for the now-shelved steel flyover project.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ruled that no construction should take place in the 75-metre buffer zone from any lake. The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) said any construction in the buffer zone of Hebbal Lake would require permission from the NGT.

“It has come to our attention that work orders have been given for the extension of the Hebbal flyover. I have instructed our officials to do a site inspection to check whether the proposed work is in the buffer zone. Once we get the report, we will take a decision,” Seema Garg, the CEO of KLCDA, said.
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