Bengaluru city to get a double-decker flyover, first-of-its-kind in Southern India by October 2021. The road-cum-rail flyover between Ragigudda and Central Silk Board (3.35km) is likely to decongest congestions along the stretch.
The flyover, where the lower deck will be used by vehicles and top deck by Metro on one of the busiest stretches in the city, is part of the Metro’s fully elevated RV Road–Bommasandra corridor (18.82km) of the Phase 2 project. The section between Ragigudda and Central Silk Board will be a signal-free corridor. The structure will cater to vehicles and the Metro is expected to decongest the stretch that sees severe traffic snarls during peak hours. A total of four lanes of the elevated road and four lanes of the surface road will improve the situation.
Officials said 12 pillars that accommodate both elevated road and a Metro line are almost ready and work on other 12 piers are progressing between Ragigudda and Central Silk Board. The stretch will have 70 pillars.
This will be the first time a Metro line is running above a flyover in the city. The elevated road is being built 8 metres above the existing road level and the Metro line will be 16 metres above the surface.
The work on elevated corridor, stations, road-cum-rail flyover, road widening and allied works between RV Road and Central Silk Board will be taken up at a cost of Rs 797 crore.
Work on demolishing the Jayadeva flyover may begin only by this October. The busy hospital junction is being remodelled into a six-level infrastructure to accommodate an additional elevated road and the interchange Metro station of Reach 5 line (RV Road to Bommasandra) and Reach 6 line (Gottigere to Nagawara). The work is likely to affect areas like BTM Layout, Jayanagar and Bannerghatta Road. BMRCL will demolish the flyover only after the remaining work on the stretch is completed.
According to BMRCL, only 15% of the work on the RV Road-Silk Board section has been completed so far. However, work on two other sections along the corridor—Silk Board-Basapura Road and Basapura Road-Bommasandra — is 34% and 37% completed, respectively. ITDCementationIndia is building these sections.