In a bid to eliminate traffic troubles along the way, Yelahanka to get three flyovers. The municipal body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike confirmed the news.
For the residents of Yelahanka and the residents of the city who commute through the area have experienced the magnitude of traffic. The Municipal body of the city is looking to eliminate the stress for the residents. As per the recent report in the Bangalore Times, the area of Yelahanka is set to get three flyovers that are expected to ease off the traffic for 15 more years. The flyovers will ensure a smooth flow of traffic towards the Kempegowda International Airport. The Member of Legislative Assembly of Yelahanka, SR Vishwanath said,
“Yelahanka will get three new flyovers. We have completed the tender process for two of these and will issue work orders to the infrastructure companies. These flyovers are expected to prevent traffic congestions for the next 15 years.”
820 Metre Long Four Lane Flyover
According to the officials, the flyovers will make travel smoother from Peenya, Dasarahalli, and Hesarghatta towards the Kempegowda International Airport. The three flyovers are set to come at Yelahanka Police Station, Gangamma Circle, and Kempegowda Circle and Kogilu Junction. The one at the Police station will be 820 meters long which will be of four lanes and bi-directional while the second one will be three-pronged. This would cost around Rs. 39 crores.
On Tuesday, the MLA kicked off the developmental work which costs Rs. 23 crore at Ward number 4. The Assistant BBMP engineer Kempe Gowda said,
“This flyover will help commuters avoid three traffic signals either to go towards Chikkaballapur or Doddaballapur. The flyover is estimated to cost around Rs. 54.23 crores.”
In the recent past, there were controversies over the naming of a flyover in Yelahanka. While the ruling party wanted it to be named after historical figure Savarkar, the opposition parties slammed the move and called Savarkar a traitor. This triggered a debate on social media as people condemned the move to name Indira canteen and called Indira Gandhi a Mass murderer. Finally, the naming ceremony was canceled at the last minute.
Source: Bangalore Times