BMRCL has begun demolishing the landmark flyover at Jayadeva Hospital junction to construct the new elevated road-cum-rail corridor. The busy junction is being remodelled to accommodate an additional elevated road and the interchange Metro station of Reach 5 line (RV Road to Bommasandra) and Reach 6 line (Gottigere to Nagawara).
Jayadeva Interchange Metro Station will be the tallest point of Bengaluru’s elevated Metro network. At present, the highest point (23.3 metre above the ground) is near Srirampura Metro Station along Green line in Rajajinagar.
“In Phase 2, the Gottigere-Nagawara (Pink Line) stretch will run 29.1m above the road level at Jayadeva station and will soar over the RV Road- Bommasandra (Yellow line),” said BMRCL chief public relations officer BL Yashwanth Chavan.
According to Chavan, the tallest pillar of Phase 1 is at pier No. 195 near Srirampura station and the average of height of piers in Phase 1 is about 12m. “The pier at Jayadeva will be one of the tallest pillars in the country once completed. Passengers travelling on the stretch will get a breathtaking aerial view of the city,” said another official.
A BMRCL official said various factors decide the height of pillars. “The gradient and slope of the road are the main factors. Between Srirampura and Kuvempu Road, there is a slope on the road which could be a reason for the height of the pillar,” he said.
Last year, BMRCL built a new elevated line from Bommasandra (Phase 2) over the existing viaducts of the Green Line (Phase 1) on the RV Road stretch. While Yellow line is 19.8m above the road level, Green line is 11.5m above.
Officials said Outer Ring Road Metro line to KR Puram (2A) is at a rail level of 8m and will run under the Byappanahalli – Whitefield line, which will have a rail level of 16.4m above the road level at KR Puram. The viaducts of Reach 2, 3, 4 and 5 must cross NICE Road at rail levels of 18.2m, 18.9m, 19.9m and 16.7m above the road level, respectively.