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Mr CM, will your Magic Work on this Flyover too?

Taking credit for the opening of CNR Rao underpass, chief minister Siddaramaiah had stated that it was because of his intervention authorities had speeded up its completion. In part one of a series, City Express looks at Nayandahalli flyover, which deserves the CM’s ‘miracle’ attention so that the ribbon and a pair of scissors can be ordered soon

Published: 03rd February 2014 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2014 10:08 AM   |  A+A-

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The Nayandahalli flyover is ‘heart-broken’. And the commuters are helplessly impatient. For four years now, the flyover has been lying in a miserable condition, with the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) yet to acquire the required land to complete this project.

The authority had entrusted NCC Limited to construct a multi-level Nayandahalli flyover project on Mysore Road in 2010.  Work commenced in September 2010. The project duration was two years (including extension).

Part of the multi-flyover, that is, the flyover that connects Nayandahalli junction to Hoskerehalli, was opened to public last year.

However, the flyover on Mysore road (perpendicular to the Nayandahalli junction to Hoskerehalli flyover) is yet to be completed. This 960-metre flyover begins from Indian Oil Petrol Bunk on Mysore Road and ends at Hitech Hospital on the same road. The entire project was estimated at `86.75 crore.

BDA Commissioner

Shyam Bhat said that the project will be completed in next three months. According to Bhat, one of the reason for delay is land acquisition.

“We need three acres of land to complete this flyover, but there are around 70 properties occupying space there,” he said.

Explaining further, Bhat said that there is a metro rail coming along the BDA flyover.  “Justice Thomas Committee report recommends that compensation to be given to the owners if their land is acquired for infrastructure projects. As per the report, BMRCL has given compensation calculating the space by square feet. If we follow this rule, we will require more funds. We, therefore suggested that residents provide alternate lands in Anjanapura and Nagarbhavi, to which they have agreed,” he added.

CM’s DEADLINE NOT MET

In September last year, during his inspection, CM Siddaramiah said that the flyover work will be completed in three months. As per his deadline, the work was supposed to be completed by December end.

PURPOSE not served

Traffic Expert Prof M N Sreehari said that the multi-level flyover will not serve the purpose of reducing traffic congestion if an inter-loop is not constructed - from Indian Oil Bunk on Mysore Road towards 100-Feet Road in Banashankari third stage and towards Hitech Hospital on Mysore Road. “If these inter-loops are not constructed, the traffic burden on Mysore Road will not reduce,” he pointed out.

REPAIR ROAD

Mohan J, police inspector with Byatarayanapura traffic police station said that there is a need to repair the road and asphalt it.

As the condition of the road is bad, it is causes slow moving traffic, which  worsens during peak hour. “We have submitted letters to BBMP as well as BDA to asphalt the road, but they have not complied so far. This is an important connecting junction and vehicles flow from all directions. With the construction of the flyover taking time, the road asphalting will be done only after the work is completed,” he noted.



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