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Deputy CM DK Shivakumar Proposes Road-Cum-Metro Rail Flyovers For Bengaluru’s Traffic Woes

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On February 8, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar made a proposal to tackle Bengaluru’s persistent traffic congestion. During the inauguration of the Metro Tunnel Boring Machine Bhadra at the KG Halli, Shivakumar revealed plans for road-cum-metro rail flyovers.

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Deputy CM DK Shivakumar has put forth a forward-thinking solution to Bengaluru’s traffic congestion by proposing road-cum-metro rail flyovers. During a media interaction, he expressed admiration for the progress of the Airport Metro line and directed authorities to integrate road and metro levels in areas where pillars are yet to be erected. The collaboration between BBMP and BMRCL aims to address traffic issues effectively, with BBMP funding the road flyovers and BMRCL managing the metro costs.

Highlighting the ongoing infrastructure developments, Shivakumar mentioned Bengaluru’s first double-decker flyover, currently under construction between Ragigudda and Central Silk Board on Marenahalli Road. This 3.35 km flyover, designed for vehicles on the lower deck and the metro on the upper deck, forms part of the Metro’s RV Road-Bommasandra Yellow Line corridor under Phase 2. The project is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Double-decker flyovers with road, metro to ease traffic: DKS

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In addition to the flyovers, Shivakumar revealed plans for tunnel roads in Bengaluru. Seeking a firsthand understanding of tunnel drilling and its challenges, he expressed a commitment to exploring innovative solutions for the city’s infrastructure needs.

Addressing inquiries about the status of the Metro’s airport line, Shivakumar provided a progress report. Land acquisition stands at 98 percent completion, and construction work is 53 percent done, with advancements on the 17 elevated Metro stations. This significant project is part of Reach 6 (Pink Line) under Phase 2, covering a total of 21.26 km with 18 stations.

Bengaluru traffic: Karnataka deputy CM proposes road-cum-metro rail flyovers  to reduce congestion

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Shivakumar shared positive updates on the Pink Line Metro, highlighting its progress and anticipated public opening in 2025. With 91 percent of tunneling and 75 percent of station work completed, the project is on track for completion. Interchange stations at Jayadeva Hospital, MG Road, Cantonment, and Nagawara are key components of this route. Anticipating the upcoming state budget, Shivakumar hinted at potential announcements for new Metro lines. Plans for Tumakuru, Anekal, and Bidadi routes are already in motion, with detailed project reports being prepared.

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