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Gali Anjaneya Project Delayed
S Lalitha, DHNS

The flyover project near the Gali Anjaneyaswamy temple at Mysore road, which is aimed at decongesting traffic on the road and surroundings, will be completed only by June next year.

Construction for the project began in October 2006 with a 15-month deadline stipulated but the project is now way behind meeting it.

The Rs 20.83-crore project had been approved under the Centre’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Elaborating on the reasons for the delay to Metrolife, Engineer-in-Chief, BBMP, A K Gopalaswamy said that heavy rains as well as delay in acquiring the alloted land for the project were responsible for the delay.

“We have now got permission from the government to carry out construction activities on the land where 45 properties (private) were located. Notification has already been issued in this connection and we will get the land within three to four months,” he said.

A rather tough segment of the project involves the completion of a bridge over a huge stormwater drain near the temple. “Heavy rains caused the drains to overflow and this hampered construction work in a big way,” Gopalaswamy said.

Machines conking off

Filing work, which in layman terms refers to the erection of foundation structures, could not be carried on as the machines frequently got into a state of disrepair. Of the eight rig machines used by the contractors, only four are functioning presently. “The maximum time it would take us to complete it would be June next year,”the Engineer-in-Chief said.

However, a source requesting anonymity told this reporter that the project was likely to be completed only the end of next year. “We have to complete 114 file foundations and we have just completed 44 as on date,” he said. “A major reason for the machines conking off is that usually the file foundation’s diameter touches 60 cm and reaches 90 cm as the maximum. But the diameter for each of these foundations touches 120 cm. This puts immense strain on the machines causing them to wear off.”

Flyover details

The top of the flyover will run to a length of 240 metres with a 5-lane unidirectional traffic. Apart from four ramps, the flyover will have an additional loop connecting KSRTC satellite bus station near Kavika. Three of these ramps will each have three lanes to permit unidirectional traffic—the 150m lengthy ramp connecting Mysore Road–Chord Road, the 135m (length) one linking Vijayanagar and the ramp ttowards the City. Towards Mysore, it would be a 2-lane ramp. The loop to KSRTC satellite bus stand would have a length of 475m.

The project has been contracted to National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCC Ltd) which has subcontracted it to URC Construction, Erode. On completion of the project, a one-way would be introduced from Gali Anjaneyaswamy temple upto the KIMCO junction and this would ease traffic congestion in a huge way, the Engineer-in-Chief said.





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Elavated Expressway to Electronic City

Does any body know the progress of the elavated expressway to ec ? Any photos ? cheers, kgv
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KR circle underpass

This is an excerpt from Indian Express..sometime ago last year.. "KR Circle An elevated traffic island would be built at the junction with four boxes. Vidhan Soudha to Nrupathunga road and towards Central college would be taken on a ramp over the island. Traffic from Maharani circle would use two boxes and towards Nrupathunga road, one towards Central College and one into Cubbon Park. Service roads at grade level would serve Maharani’s to Vidhan Soudha and from Vidhan Soudha to Cubban Park and to Yuvanika. Pedestrian subways would be built near BESCOM, Yuvanika and near UVCE." I think the work on this has started..they have started chopping down trees infront of the excise dept on nrupatunga road. Reading the approach design itself..its sounds like they will put more match-box underpasses at KR circle.. cant we go for the bigger sized pre-cast structure..instead of the current claustrophobic ones?
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wasnt it a july deadline?

will it be ready by then? Scenario: Passenger travelling from the new airport to e-city. They have spent 2 hours already on the road and they are now at the SB junction. Driver says 'Saar few minutes only..after SB its the flyover all the way to E-city' The weary traveller says 'hmm..ok' After 30 min..'see sir we are getting out from SB..all problem with break down truck..' Theres another jam at the toll gates..driver says..'dont worry saar, I have paying money' Then they find out that the EZPass counter is closed because of too many violations (this is now happenieng in Delhi). Finally they end up almost half dead at EC travelling for more than 3 hours!! The jam violations at the EZPass could be a exageration considering Bangalore..but still a possibility! Anyways, this project is sheer waste of that Murthy wanted..the PRR completion and trucks moving over to that road will make the hosur road peaceful anyways!
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Is this in store? See Jug Suraiya's article in the Times

"Abbe , saale , lathi oopar karo , put the lathi up. These were the memorable first words I heard on the historic occasion of the opening of the 27.5 km Delhi-Gurgaon Controlled Access Highway on the eve of Republic Day. It was history in the making, not just for the National Capital Region but for all of India. For the highway was like one of those epic Cecil B Demille productions, which took years in the making, cost a zillion, and featured a cast of thousands. The highway had taken five years to build (two years over the scheduled time of completion) at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore (almost double the original estimate). Not just Delhi and Gurgaon, but all of India held its breath in anticipation of the opening of the highway, which - along with the Nano - augured a new hi-tech dawn for India. For the highway boasted state-of-the-art, international standard signage and illumination. It did not, admittedly, boast a sufficiency of state-of-the-art (more like state-of-the-dearth) pedestrian overbridges and underpasses, with the result that over 25 people had got themselves run over and killed trying to cross the highway, but, hey, you know what they say about not being able to make an omelette - let alone a great big whopping highway - without breaking a few eggs. And what were a few eggs compared to a wonder of the modern world like the 32-lane toll plaza - the biggest in all Asia - at the Delhi-Gurgaon border? It was at this toll plaza that I heard those famous first words: Abbe, saale, lathi oopar karo . The speaker was the driver of a 3-wheeler vehicle locally known as a 'Tumpoo' and the 'lathi' he referred to was the electronically operated, state-of-the-art crossbar, which was in the lowered position, disenabling the Tumpoo driver's egress from Gurgaon and ingress into Delhi. Understandably irate at this 'lathi' barring his progress, the Tumpoo driver demanded of the toll booth attendant that the non-cooperative item in question immediately be raised, at pain of physical assault, if necessary. The toll attendant tried to explain that a) no Tumpoos were allowed on the highway; and b) that the Tumpoo driver was anyway in the wrong lane, this being the exclusive lane for the special, remote-sensorable Tag Card which the Tumpoo did not possess, and that the Tumpoo driver should go to one of the Cash lanes to pay the toll, which would cause the crossbar to rise and enable the Tumpoo driver to continue his journey. Unimpressed by such Jesuistical nitpicking about Tag lanes and Cash lanes, the Tumpoo driver responded with a terse: Teri Tag-Vag ki aisi-ki-taisi (Roughly translatable as 'Go stuff your Tag-Vag') and, disembarking from his vehicle, began to wrestle with the recusant 'lathi' to get it out of his way. Two uniformed security men jumped on the Tumpoo driver and began to wrestle with him, to stop him wrestling with the 'lathi'. The drivers of sundry other vehicles blocked by the Tumpoo joined in the fray, though it was not clear on whose side they were, the Tumpoo driver's or the security guards'. Anyway, the 'lathi' succumbed to primal muscle-power, and with a state-of-the-art groan of defeated machinery bent sideways, at which point the Tumpoo driver disengaged from the melee and equanimously continued his interrupted travels. It was an epiphanic episode. For it showed that the lathi - that emblem of rural realpolitik and feudal proprietary rights as summed up in the succinct phrase ' Jiski lathi uski bhains' (He who has the lathi has the buffalo) - has been reincarnated as the blunt instrument of negotiation between the latter-day landlordism of the sarkar and the countervailing amiable anarchy of the general citizenry. Which is why we can have state-of-the-art highways, and any number of other state-of-the-art state-of-the-arts. But in the end we'll always be left with the short end of the stick. Another word for the lathi."

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