Work on Bengaluru’s first road-cum-rail flyover between Ragigudda in Jayanagar and Central Silk Board (3.2km) is progressing after demolition of Jayadeva flyover. The elevated double-decker flyover consists of a road flyover at the first level and Metro flyover at the second level.
“We were planning to complete the flyover, except the portion at Jayadeva, by the year-end, but it’s likely to be ready only by next year due to the Covid-19 situation,” said a BMRCL official.
“Demolition of Jayadeva flyover was one of the complex tasks and work will speed up once migrant workers who have gone home start returning to the city,” said an official.
“It was done in two phases. While razing of Banneraghatta loop was taken up from August 15 to October 10, 2019, main flyover demolition was conducted between January 20 and June 5 this year. “Over 1 lakh man hours have been spent,” said an official.
Jayadeva junction will get six levels of infrastructure to accommodate an additional elevated road and interchange Metro station of Reach 5 line (RV Road to Bommasandra) and Reach 6 line (Gottigere to Nagawara).