The city has now got its 47th flyover. Has elevated grade separator Aroma Bakery Junction In Yelahanka, the airport is part of a series of flyovers to demolish the road, which is open to traffic. Despite the controversy over the name, Flyover Yelahanka is set to reduce traffic bottlenecks near the Mother Diary Circle near New Town.
The four-lane, 400-meter long flyover has a width of 17 meters and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 34 crore. When construction began in September 2017, many wondered if a flyover was needed, given the traffic-free zone. However, once construction began, many expected it to be completed soon. Law student Preetek Yadunandan said, “First, I would wonder why we need a flyover. But, it has now become a major relief that it is complete, less dusty and easier to walk on the roads. ”
BBMP Officials said Mother Dairy Circle Flyover Yeshwantpur-Yelahanka is the first of a series of flyovers constructed to ease congestion on the road. Other flyovers are scheduled to arrive at Gangamma Circle, MS Palya, Escort Junction, NES Junction and Kempegowda Junction. This series of flyovers will ensure that all incoming from the west and northwest Bangalore There will be a hassle free drive to the airport.
“Airport passengers will no longer have to worry about getting stuck at one of these junctions. It is a really good idea to have a signal-free junction. Previously, the road from Gangamma Circle (the junction of Tumkur and Yeshwantpur roads) was a two-lane road. Later, with the airport being shifted to Devanhalli, the road was widened to four-lanes. However, traffic had increased so much that many were stuck there. Hopefully, all these flyovers are open for use soon and the growing traffic has been halted, ”Raghuveer, an engineering student.
SR Vishwanath, in whose constituency the flyover falls, said the project would be named after Veer Savarkar, also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) thinker who is ruling the state government. However, the move has attracted criticism from the Congress. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that naming the flyover after VD Savarkar would be an insult to the freedom fighters from the state. He urged the state government to withdraw this decision and name the flyover after the state’s freedom fighters.