In its efforts to ease the flow of vehicular traffic in some of the most congested roads in the city, BBMP plans to construct 20 grade separators and underpasses to create five signal-free corridors.
BBMP’s Chief Engineer S Somashekara said, “We are preparing the blueprints. We will invite tenders for the projects as soon as they are ready. The works are divided into six packages and are expected to cost Rs 795 crore.”
According to Somashekara, the projects would be funded from Rs 1,500 crore which was sanctioned for various works by the State government and would be completed at the earliest as the BBMP is planning to issue time-bound contracts.
Fifteen grade separators and underpasses would be constructed in the proposed five signal-free corridors and five grade separators would be constructed at busy junctions to clear the traffic bottlenecks, Somashekhara said.
The grade separators and underpasses would be constructed in the following junctions: One grade separator at Vivekananda College Junction on Rajkumar Road, four on Outer Ring Road at important junctions between Jedi Mara Junction and Mysore Road, four underpasses on Hosur Lashkar Road between Vellara Junction and Sarjapur Junction, three grade separators between Domlur flyover and Kundalahalli on Old Airport Road and three underpasses between Mekhri Circle and Hope Farm.
These roads would eventually be developed as signal-free corridors.
The five junctions on which grade separators or underpasses would be constructed are: Shivananda Circle, at Circle Maramma Circle in Malleswaram, Chord Road at Manjunathanagar Junction, Rajajinagar I Block and Chord Road Junction and an underpass at Magadi Road and Basaveshwaranagar Main Road Junction.