Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Anand Rao Circle to get a flyover on Nov 1

Anand Rao Circle to get a flyover on Nov 1
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Motorists will have to wait for three more months before they are spared of the ordeal of finding their way through the maze of the Anand Rao Circle flyover project.

The flyover is expected to be inaugurated on the Rajyotsava day.

The deadline for the project is November 14, but the Bangalore Development Authority is confident that the construction would be completed by November 1.

BDA Commissioner, M N Vidyashankar informed that the construction would have been completed much earlier if not for the truck owners’ 21-day strike. “We will anyway complete the project before the deadline,” he said.

The project which was envisaged to decongest one of the busiest junctions in the heart of the city, has made driving a nightmare near the junction owingto the construction process.

Anand Rao Circle is a major hub for vehicles coming from Platform Road to Vidhana Soudha, Corporation and MG Road. It is virtually a North-South Corridor because of the one-ways.

The road feeds traffic from Goods Shed Road, Majestic, Magadi Road, Rajajinagar, Chord Road, Basaveshwarnagar and Vijayanagar.

The traffic recorded at peak hours is 15,125 Passenger Car Units (PCU) per hour. The traffic on Subbanna Circle, where a superstructure of the project is being built, has a traffic of 9,669 PCU at peak hours.

The project has been entrusted to Simplex Concrete Piles Ltd at a contract value of Rs 2,760 lakh.

The work comprises a main flyover from Khoday’s Circle along Sheshadri Road for a total of 646 metres with a 14-metre wide unidirectional carriageway and a loop towards Race Course side for a length of 258 metres having a unidirectional 7.5-metre wide carriageway.

There are grade level service roads for free turns towards Seshadripuram.


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