Bridge opened on Sarjapur road
Post date: Feb 16, 2014 3:35:53 AM
In a boon for scores of harried travelers on Sarjapur Main road, the long-pending Road over Bridge near the Decathlon Sports Club has finally been thrown open for traffic.
The Rs 20 crore project that connects Outer Ring Road to Sarjapur over the railway line was thrown open last Saturday by Union Minister of Railways M Malikarjuna Kharge and State Home Minister KJ George. The Road over Bridge project was started in December 2012 and was completed in January 2014. The RoB work has come as a welcome relief to thousands of working professionals who
criss-cross the Carmelaram level crossing every day. Carmelaram railway has a minimum of 18 crossings every day and it is one of the busiest railway crossings in the city. Before to the construction of Road over Bridge, the scenario was completely different as commuters were forced to wait till the trains pass through the crossing, due to which the main road was facing serious traffic hassles. The completion of Road over Bridge has certainly brought huge relief for the commuters who use this road to reach the adjoining areas like Dommasandra, Ambedkar Nagar and many other places. This Road over Bridge is a crucial link from city to the IT corridor which houses several IT companies, apartment complex and international schools.Streetlights installed
In a move to beautify the RoB, the authorities have installed street lights on both side of the bridge. In a joint effort from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and South Western Railway, (SWR) saplings were planted and the RoB walls are painted skillfully.
The level crossing where the bridge has been constructed will ease the traffic congestion, especially during peak hour traffic. Talking to Cityplus, one of the railway official said, “The four lanes over bridge is about approx 520 meters long and is built on eight pillars so that the space created below can be used for other purposes.”
Commenting on this Lakshmikanth, a resident of the Sarjapur said, “Almost 90 per cent of the problem related to traffic congestion has been fixed. In the past, minor accidents were being reported on a regular basis. With the arrival of bridge many things traffic issues have been resolved. At present, we need quality infrastructure on Sarjapur road which is essential for smooth movement of vehicles. I hope the concerned authorities will look into other traffic gridlocks in the area.”