Bengaluru's First Double-Decker Flyover Is Ready, To Be Operational Soon

V Bhagya Subhashini

Jun 13, 2024, 12:50 PM | Updated 12:49 PM IST

Bengaluru's double-decker flyover. (Facebook)
Bengaluru's double-decker flyover. (Facebook)

After several delays, Bengaluru's first double-decker flyover is now complete, according to the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

The 3.3 km road flyover, spanning from Ragigudda to Central Silk Board (CSB) along the Yellow Line (RV Road-Bommasandra), links South Bengaluru and the IT hubs of Whitefield and Electronics City.

The lower deck is eight metres above the ground and will be used for automobiles, while the upper deck is 16 metres above the ground and will be used for the metro line.

The flyover is expected to provide direct access to Electronics City, HSR Layout, and BTM Layout.

Vehicular movement on the flyover, initially limited to one side from Ragigudda to CSB, is expected to commence on or after 15 June, following a final inspection by authorities in the coming days.

BMRCL is also constructing five loops and ramps at the CSB junction (A, B, C, D and E). The A, B and C ramps will connect KR Puram and Hosur Road from the Ragigudda/BTM Layout side, while the D and E ramps will link KR Puram to BTM Layout and Ragigudda.

BMRCL chief public relations officer B L Yashwanth Chavan stated that the A, B and C ramps are expected to be completed and operational in June, while the D and E ramps are slated for completion by June 2025, reports Money Control.

The flyover is eight metres above the existing road, with the metro viaduct positioned 16 metres above the surface. Similar road-cum-metro structures are already in use in cities like Jaipur, Nagpur and Mumbai.

This new section between Ragigudda and CSB will become a signal-free corridor, anticipated to significantly reduce traffic congestion during peak hours.

"Vehicles from Ragigudda will be able to cross CSB without a signal and reach towards HSR Layout and Hosur Road," Chavan explained. The CSB junction, one of Bengaluru's busiest, intersects the Outer Ring Road and Hosur Road and will feature two metro stations: the Blue Line (CSB-KR Puram) along the Outer Ring Road, and the Yellow Line (RV Road-Bommasandra).

Initially, both stations were planned to be integrated, but due to a 355-metre distance between them, BMRCL proposes a travelator for easy access.

The project was supposed to be finished in October 2021, but got delayed due to several reasons.

V Bhagya Subhashini is a staff writer at Swarajya. She tracks infrastructure developments.

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