Friday, February 27, 2009

Elevated highway to be ready soon

Elevated highway to be ready soon

Mohammed ShariffFirst Published : 27 Feb 2009 04:00:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 27 Feb 2009 12:54:57 PM IST
BANGALORE: Come May, Bangalore will have first-of-its-kind nine-kilometre elevated highway linking Silk Board Junction and Electronics City. The project is being undertaken by Bangalore Elevated Tollway Ltd (BETL). The project is in the final stages of completion and will be thrown open to the public by the last week of May.
The highway will ease traffic flow and cut travel time. “At present, it takes almost 45 minutes to cover this distance. The highway will bring down the time to just 10 minutes,” said Manoj Kumar, Project Director of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
The highway is a four-lane overhead service. also there would be a main carriage way on the ground level, which will have three lanes on either sides and a two lane service road on either side, which will be totally 14 lanes.
“The prime idea was to address the menacing traffic problems on Hosur Road and Electronic City stretch in South Bangalore, providing signal-free flow of traffic, Kumar, added. According to NHAI, the work had under taken in two stages. In the first instance, the contractors called Soma Enterprises, Nagarjuna Construction Company and Maytas infrastructure had undertaken the ground work by widening the existing four-lane road and making service roads and provisions for drainage.
E lectronic City Industrial Association (ELCIA) stated that elevated highway, this mammoth project, executed by a consortium of three construction companies, is scheduled to be operational soon. ELELCIA has been the coordinating agency for the project. Being one of the longest elevated highways in the country, state of the art technology has been applied in its construction.
This involves off-site pre-cast modular interlocking segments being linked together serially on site.
People living in by the sides of this special highway feels that with the completion of the project, the IT industry hopes to get relief from traffic bottlenecks.


At Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 3:11:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger YSR Raitu Rajyam Party said...

I am still not convinced on the opening date. There was a breakage of one loop near the electronic city junction. I think so the date would move to Aug, 09.


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