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Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

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Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

BBMP Commissioner calls for work to be speeded up, BTM Layout MLA Ramgalinga Reddy wants proper lighting

BENGALURU:

After an inspection of work on the Elevated Corridor, touted as the second largest flyover in Bengaluru, at the Sony World Junction in Koramangala, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad on Friday instructed the authorities to speed up the work. The project was taken up 4 years ago in a bid to ease traffic congestion on this route.

Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

The 2.5 km-long flyover is being constructed at a cost of Rs 203 crore and 45 per cent of the work has been completed. Over 32 per cent of the money has been released to contractors, Prasad said.

“One ramp is to come up near St John’s Research Institute College. They were requested to provide space but have not done so. Another meeting will be held with them. A review meeting with contractors will be held once a month to expedite the work,” Prasad said.

Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

There are a total of 81 pillars coming up and 67 pillars have already been installed. There are 7 junctions coming up on the overpass and 4 ramps are being installed. There are two lanes coming up on each side of the road. Around 25 trees will be transplanted along Defence land. In addition, branches of 83 trees along the road will be cut.

The flyover will pass through Kendriya Sadan Junction and Sony World Junction. From Kendriya Sadan Junction, it will pass through Tavarekere, MG Road, Hosur Road, Agara, BTM Layout, Koramangala, BDA Complex, Sarjapur Main Road and Vivekanagar Road. The roads connecting Indiranagar, Central House, Vivekanagar and Jakkasandra pass through Sony World Junction.

Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

The civic chief said the bridge will reduce traffic congestion by 39.69 per cent and save at least 30 minutes of travel time.

MLA Ramalinga Reddy told the BBMP Commissioner that electric lights should be installed along the stretch.

Four years on, Ejipura-Sony World Junction Elevated Corridor still a work in progress

There are 7 junctions on the elevated corridor:

  1. Ejipura Road – Inner Ring Road Junction
  2. Sony World Junction
  3. Kendriya Sadan Junction
  4. Koramangala 8th Main Road Junction
  5. Koramangala 60 Feet Road Junction
  6. Koramangala Fifth Block 1A Cross Road Junction
  7. Koramangala BDA Junction

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