The BDA had already constructed 13 of the planned 40 columns to add two additional lanes.

The BDA had already constructed 13 of the planned 40 columns to add two additional lanes.

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has decided to restart construction to add two lanes to the Hebbal flyover, which was stopped two years ago.

In 2019, the project stalled midway due to objections from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

BMRCL has objected that the construction of an additional loop to the existing flyover for motorists coming from Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to enter the city would obstruct the proposed route of Namma Metro Phase III from Kempapura to JP was Nagar.

BDA had already constructed 13 poles out of the planned 40 to add two additional lines.

At the same time, the Railway Infrastructure Technical Engineering Services (RITES) has been tasked with identifying solutions to address traffic bottlenecks and ensure future expansion of other mass transit systems.

Recently, BDA proposed plans to decongest the Hebbal flyover junction, including construction of additional lanes for motorists coming from the airport and entering the city, a new road for traffic from KR Puram by connecting the branch with the main lanes of the flyover. build a conduit. , and connecting other corridors with the national highway.

BDA did not fully agree with the plans proposed by RITES while merging these plans. BDA officials say most of the proposals are unfeasible and require land acquisition.

BDA chairman SR Vishwanth said, “The BDA has decided to restart the project, including future expansions. The state government has directed the BDA to float a fresh tender to resume the work. However, no one has come forward to carry out the work which has been stopped midway. did not come because there are many difficulties. If something goes wrong, they are not ready to take the blame. We told the government that it would be better if the old contractor continued the work himself.”

As per the initial plan cleared in 2015-16, besides constructing additional loops, the BDA also wanted to construct a one-way underpass for traffic from Tumakuru Road to KR Puram.

BDA has spent ₹ 25 crore on half-completed works.

As per the plan, the proposed lane uplift will start from the side of the road, which will be used by motorists coming from Esteem Mall and heading towards Tumakuru Road.

The two-lane descent ends near the Baptist Hospital, connecting the main roads leading to Mehri Circle.

The metro line will go up to the second level, says BMRCL MD

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) now says it has no problem in building additional lanes as long as they are built at first level parallel to the existing flyover.

BMRCL MD Anjum Parvez said, “We don’t see any problem in building additional lanes if they are built on the first level parallel to the existing flyover. These items will be conveyed to the BDA in several high-level meetings. Under the third phase, the proposed metro line will move to the second level. It comes from Kempapura side and goes towards BEL circle.

The proposed metro station (Central Silk Board to KIA) under the ORR-Airport line is located near the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus depot.

Barring metro stations, Hebbal will have a suburban railway station under the Baiyappanahalli – Chikbanwara line in future.

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