Bengaluru: If all goes according to plan, the city could have a road- cum -rail flyover, with both vehicles and the Metro Rail plying at multiple levels at the congested Central Silk board junction by 2021.
The length of the structure, including the loops and ramps, is about 2.8 kms and cost, Rs 133.54 crore, going by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) which is designing the project.
Says a BMRCL official, “We are hoping that the work will be completed by 2021. The estimated cost of construction is Rs 133.54 crore. The project is being funded by international institutions and their approval is needed before handing over the contract to the company, whose tender is approved.”
The finalization of the tender process, technical evaluation and studying the financial allotment could take over a month, but the officials are working on all of this to ensure that the process is wrapped up as early as possible and the ground work can begin, explains a senior officer.
The multiple level flyover will replace the existing Jayadeva flyover once it is demolished. Work on road widening and so on near the flyover is already in progress and once it is completed, the demolition of the flyover will begin.
“Once the road widening and alternate roads are completed, the work at the Silk Board junction too can begin and simultaneously the demolition work of the Jayadeva flyover too,” said an official. The new multi layer structure is expected to ease traffic and help reduce the congestion at the Silk board junction.