Bengaluru gets a new steel bridge: 5 things to know about it

Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:55 PM IST

The Shivananda circle steel bridge is likely to open on this Independence Day.

Picture for representation. This is not the Shivananda circle steel bridge. 
Picture for representation. This is not the Shivananda circle steel bridge. 
Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

The much-awaited Shivananda circle steel bridge is likely to be opened this Independence Day. This steel bridge is expected to decongest the traffic at Shivananda circle signal which is usually packed with the commuters of Malleshwaram, Majestic and Chalukya circle. The commuters of Central Bengaluru have been eagerly waiting for this bridge to open to the public.

Here are five things to know about the steel bride:

The steel bridge is reportedly 493-metre-long and it is supported by 16 pillars throughout the road.

It will cut the travel time and take less than five minutes to reach Seshadripuram railway underpass from the busy Race Course Road.

The foundation stone for this project was laid in 2017 and it took 5 years for BBMP(Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to finish the construction of the bridge.

The total cost of the project has reportedly shot up to 39 crore from the initial estimated cost of 19 crore.

The project was initially supposed to be 326-metre-long and the civic body later decided to increase the length of the steel bridge to 493 metres.

The Karnataka government had also laid the foundation for another flyover in Bengaluru in July which will connect the Outer Ring Road and west of Chord Road, towards Kurubarahalli pipeline road. The half-kilometre flyover is expected to ease the movements of vehicles. In his visit to Bengaluru in June, Prime minister Narendra Modi had set a deadline of 40 months for the BJP government in Karnataka to decongest the heavy traffic by implementing various infrastructural projects across the city.

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