🚧 Pillars at Hebbal flyover to be demolished

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The newly constructed pillars at the Hebbal flyover will be destroyed to make way for new projects. 

Story so far: In 2019, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) put a stop to Metro Rail construction after they expressed concerns over a proposed loop coming in the way of the alignment.

  • 13 pillars have been constructed. These will be destroyed for additional lanes and the proposed metro lines. The BDA has floated tenders to construct more lanes to benefit people coming from the airport.
  • For those coming from KR Puram, a new flyover will be constructed, and a branch of it will be merged with the new lanes towards the city. 

What happens to the Metro? The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has agreed to the expansion of the Hebbal flyover.

  • They asked Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) to prepare a report on decongesting Hebbal and a multi-modal transit hub. 
  • RITES suggested adding lanes to ease traffic by acquiring land. But BDA hasn’t accepted the plans yet.

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