The Jayadeva flyover, which connects Bannerghatta, the Silk Board and the IT corridor in the area is all set to be wrecked on Monday. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will begin the demolishing project for constructing the RV Road-Electronic City corridor (Yellow Line).
Jayadeva flyover to be demolished from Monday
The Jayadeva flyover connects R.V. Road to Central Silk Board and the demolishing of the structure will make way for the construction of the new elevated road-cum-rail corridor.
“The flyover at Jaydeva Hospital Junction is planned to demolition from January 20 to construct the new elevated road-cum-rail corridor, including Jaydeva junction interchange stations,” said a BMRCL official.
Following demolishing, there will be no change in the traffic movement at the Jayadeva underpass in both ways. The RV Road-Bommasandra (18km) elevated corridor will only be operational by November 2021. Metro construction work is already under progress at Jayadeva flyover for the Electronics City Corridor of Reach 5 of Phase 2.
Traffic to be hit
Causing much of traffic chaos, the Outer Ring Road (ORR) between 18th main of Marenahalli Road to 29th main of BTM 2nd stage will be closed for traffic in both directions every day from 10.30 pm to 5.30 am It will be open only for two-wheelers, ambulances and BMTC buses from 6 am to 10 pm, said a BMRCL statement.
“The moment of other vehicles like cars, private buses, autorickshaw, trucks, tractors, and trollies will be prohibited even from 6 am to 10 pm. Cars and autorickshaw can, however, cross ORR through 16th Main and 29th Main of BTM 2nd Stage without plying along ORR,” read a statement.
Parking of vehicles on both internal and arterial roads to Marenahalli main road between 18th main of Marenahalli to Silk Board Junction via 36th cross, 28th main, East End Road of Jayanagar, Tavarekere main road, 29th, 16th, and 7th main roads of BTM 2nd stage will be prohibited at all times.
First flyover in Bengaluru to be demolished
The flyover is identified after the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, which is just next to the flyover. Being an occupied place, the Jayadeva junction needed a flyover, which took a total of four years to construct and was opened in 2006.
The flyover was built by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), for Rs 21 crores. With the demolition of the flyover, south Bengaluru traffic will be hit, fundamentally due to the traffic between Bannerghatta Road and Silk Board junction.
“Some work is pending regarding putting up boards on the roads like no parking board, take diversion board, and cat-eye reflectors. We have also asked the BMRCL to conduct demolitions only at night, as this would reduce the impact on regular motorists,” a senior traffic police officer said.