Bengaluru: This is the most recent photo of city's first double-decker flyover
The eagerly anticipated double-decker flyover at Bengaluru's Jayadeva Junction promises to alleviate traffic congestion in the city. The project, initially set for completion in June 2022 but delayed, is expected to be operational by March 2024. The 3.3-kilometer-long flyover, managed by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation, features two levels for vehicular traffic and a metro rail system, offering a modern solution to long-standing traffic issues.
The construction of double-decker flyovers has become a hallmark of urban traffic management in major cities across India, including Nagpur. Bengaluru, a city known for its perpetual traffic snarls, the much-anticipated first double-decker flyover is taking shape at Jayadeva Junction, promising a significant transformation in the city's surging traffic woes.
It was supposed to be completed in June 2022, but the project has experienced delays. In December 2022, it was reported that the expected completion date had been pushed to March 2023. Recent statements from officials have confirmed that the flyover might see light by March 2024. This offers commuters a comprehensive transportation upgrade.
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Siemen_subbaiah, shared an image on his X account, stating that he was seated at his office in BHive workspace. The photo captured the construction progress from BTM's BHive workspace, sparking a buzz of anticipation among Bengaluru residents.
Notably, the Double Decker Flyover at Jayadeva Junction aims to provide much-needed respite to commuters navigating the often gridlocked Silk Board Junction. The innovative double-decker design not only optimizes space but also promises a smoother flow of traffic, addressing the longstanding traffic bottlenecks that have plagued the city for years.
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What is this Double-decker flyover?
A 3.3-kilometer-long double-decker flyover, which serves as a road and metro rail system, links Ragigudda to the Central Silk Board on Marenahalli Road (CSB). The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) is overseeing the construction of this ambitious project.
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The lower deck, designated for vehicular traffic, stands at an elevation of 8 meters above ground level. Simultaneously, the metro line is being constructed at a height of 16 meters above the ground.
With two levels of roadways, this flyover will facilitate a more organized traffic management system, offering a lifeline to those navigating the Silk Board Junction. As the completion date draws near, the citizens of Bengaluru eagerly await the tangible relief that this infrastructure marvel promises to bring to their daily commute. In addition, the project's architectural significance and modern design have made it a visual icon for the city.