New pillars at Hebbal flyover junction more likely to be razed to make approach for future initiatives

The large pillars which have come up so as to add further loops to the Hebbal flyover are more likely to be demolished to make approach for future developments on the junction. In 2019, the Bangalore Improvement Authority (BDA) had halted the development work after the Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) raised issues over a proposed loop coming in the way in which of the part III alignment of the Namma Metro that goes through Hebbal in direction of Tumakuru Highway.

Out of the 43 pillars, 13 have been constructed. Now, these pillars shall be eliminated to facilitate, inter alia, work on the extra lanes and the proposed metro traces.

In July, Congress MLA Krishna Byre Gowda, in a letter to the Chief Minister, requested the State authorities to renew the work on including further loops to decongest visitors. His letter said that ₹24.49 crore was spent on the halted venture, and if the pillars are demolished, it could be seen as an one other occasion of how lack of coordination and planning leads to wastage of public cash.

A view of the visitors on Hebbal flyover on August 21, 2022.
| Photograph Credit score: Okay. MURALI KUMAR

Decongesting visitors

To ease the visitors on the junction, BDA has already floated tenders for developing further lanes to learn motorists coming from Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) and transferring in direction of the town. As per the proposed plan, the BDA will add three lanes along with current two for visitors coming from the airport facet.

For the visitors coming from Tumakuru Highway facet and transferring in direction of Okay.R. Puram, a unidirectional underpass shall be constructed, and a brand new ramp shall be constructed linking the proposed new lanes for the good thing about the motorists going in direction of the town.

The BDA can be proposing to dismantle the prevailing ramp utilized by the motorists coming from Okay.R. Puram facet to achieve the town. As a substitute, a brand new flyover shall be constructed, a department of the flyover shall be merged with the proposed new lanes in direction of the town, and motorists from Okay.R. Puram can use the identical flyover to go in direction of the airport as the identical flyover shall be linked to the nationwide freeway.

Engineering member of the BDA H.R. Shantharajanna stated, “For the good thing about the folks coming from the airport and getting into the town, the BDA has proposed addition of three lanes. They are going to have a down ramp close to the Baptist Hospital. From Esteem Mall facet, the elevation of the ramp begins with two lanes; after it converges for the visitors coming from Tumakuru Highway facet and Okay.R. Puram facet, the three lanes will carry the visitors in direction of the town. In future, a complete of 5 lanes shall be obtainable for the visitors coming from the airport. This plan doesn’t contain acquisition of recent properties and may be accommodated with the prevailing area obtainable on the japanese facet of the flyover.”

The official stated that the down ramp will present a seamless hyperlink to the highway heading in direction of Mekhri Circle with out blocking the highway that connects residential places positioned on the left facet of the highway from Hebbal in direction of Baptist Hospital.

When requested in regards to the plans to decongest the visitors coming from the town and transferring in direction of the airport, the official stated there are not any instant plans to construct the brand new lanes. “Setting up the extra lanes on western facet of the flyover entails land acquisition and in addition it falls within the buffer zone of the Hebbal Lake. In the interim, the prevailing three lanes are enough for visitors transferring from the town to the airport.”

Metro will go above Hebbal flyover

The Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) has given its consent for the proposed enlargement plans of the Hebbal flyover, stated Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, BMRCL.

“The conferences have been held on the stage of Chief Secretary. The proposed plans don’t are available the way in which of our alignment of the airport line in addition to the proposed part III metro line from Hebbal to J.P. Nagar,” he stated. He added that the Hebbal alignment of the part III elevated line will go above the Hebbal flyover at stage two.

The BMRCL had roped in Rail India Technical and Financial Service (RITES) to provide you with a report on decongesting Hebbal and facilitate a multi-modal transit hub sooner or later. The RITES too had urged including of the lanes to ease the visitors by buying over 33,558 sq. meters of land. Nonetheless, the BDA has not solely accepted the plans proposed by the RITES. BDA officers preserve that including of recent traces within the japanese a part of the flyover shall be performed with out buying further land.

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