First phase of Jayadeva flyover demolition to start on July 15

While a loop is being demolished, motorists can use the underpass in both directions and the main lanes of the flyover.   | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K

Motorists will have to put up with more traffic diversions as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is getting ready to demolish Jayadeva flyover. In the first phase, a loop will be demolished starting July 15.

The loop is for motorists coming from Bannerghatta Road and heading to Central Silk Board junction will be demolished first. To facilitate the work, BMRCL and traffic police have mapped out diversions for motorists. The authorities have decided to close the service road along the loop. Access will be given only to residents who have properties on the service road.

While the loop is being demolished, motorists will be allowed to use the underpass in both directions and the main lanes of the flyover along Outer Ring Road from Banashankari to Central Silk Board.

Alternative routes

Motorists heading from Bannerghatta towards Silk Board junction can take a left at J.D. Mara junction and hit 9th cross road. From there, they can take a right to reach East End Road, and another right at Marenahalli main road to reach Silk Board.

Motorist can also explore another option: a right turn at 6th Cross Junction via 29th Main Road then a left turn at 6th Main Road and a right turn at Marenahalli to reach Silk Board.

Those heading from Silk Board junction towards Bannerghatta Road will have to take a left turn at 29th Main Road and another left at 7th Cross to reach Bannerghatta Road.

These diversions will result in motorists spending more time on the busy road. Services of BMTC will also be hit.

Chief PRO of BMRCL B.L. Yashavanth Chavan said, “The traffic diversions have been approved by the traffic police. As we are demolishing a loop of the flyover in the first phase, motorists will be allowed to use the underpass and the main lanes of the flyover. The entire flyover will be demolished in three months.”

The BMRCL is employing the services of a Delhi-based company to demolish the 12-year-old flyover.

As per BMRCL’s plans, the flyover has to be demolished to facilitate construction of two new metro lines: R.V. Road to Bommasandra, and Gottigere to Nagawara. An interchange station will be built at Jayadeva junction with six levels of infrastructure, which will include a road-cum-metro rail-flyover for motorists going from Ragigudda to Silk Board.

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