Traffic is a perennial problem in the city of Bengaluru. However, Namma Metro is being termed as a long-term solution for this issue in our city. Nevertheless, as a part of this initiative, it is unavoidable that we, as the citizens of the city may have to struggle in order to let the metro works happen in Bengaluru. Jaydeva Flyover is the latest victim in this regard.
As part of the Phase-2 expansion of Namma Metro, the Jaydeva flyover will be demolished to accommodate the first ever road-rail flyover in the city. This flyover is set to be ready by February 2020 and the stretch will host to the RV Road-Bommasandra metro line next year.
Traffic on this stretch to be affected
The demolition procedure would be undertaken by BMRCL starting this July 15th. Hence, for commuters from Bannerghatta Road to Silk Board Junction, the waiting time at the traffic is all set to become longer.
BMRCL’s plan of action
The target of completion for this project is February 2020 and a sum of Rs 130 crore has been set aside for the same. In the first phase of the demolition work, the stretch connecting Bannerghatta Road and Silk Board Junction will be taken down.
Alternatives to this flyover
The demolition of this flyover would mean that the service road below would also be closed for traffic. However, it would still be allowed for usage by the local residents. People traveling from Bannerghatta Road will now have to take a left from the JD Mara crossing and should pass through the 9th Cross Road before exiting from the East End Road. You can also opt for the right from the 6th Cross Junction on the 29th Main Road and left at 6th Main Road to exit at Marenahalli. For commuters traveling towards Bannerghatta Road from the Silk Board Junction, they will have to take a left from the 29th Main Road and another left from 7th Cross to exit on Bannerghatta Road.
However, as a saving grace, traffic will be allowed through the underpass as well as the main flyover on the Outer Ring Road connecting Banashankari and Silk Board.
A Long Ordeal
Until 2023, certain parts of the city will be affected by the ongoing metro works. Cubbon Road, Brigade Road, and Hosur Road are some of the stretches that would be a nightmare for the commutes in the future.