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BBMP will soon begin work on the controversial 310-metre steel flyover between Karnataka Film Chamber and Sivananda Circle following positive soil test result . Bruhat Bengaluru Mahnagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to take up the project of constructing a steel flyover between Karnataka Film Chamber and Sivananda Circle after receiving positive results for the soil test conducted recently. The steel flyover was proposed to cut traffic along Kumarakrupa Road, Race Course Road and around Sheshadripuram. The project which involves constructing a 310-metre steel bridge has also been approved by the cabinet.
The soil test was conducted along the expected route of the flyover over the last three months to check whether the soil was hard enough to hold the bridge. Shortly after the positive tests results, contractors have been directed to start the work.
The flyover initially faced opposition from citizens as it required felling of trees. Following widespread protests, Bangalore Development Minister K J George directed the officials to translocate the 26 trees that were to be axed to make way for the flyover.
Although the project was proposed by the BBMP in 2011, the work could not begin due to hurdles in the tender process and opposition from the public over felling of trees.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, BBMP commissioner, N Manjunatha Prasad, said, “As we have received positive results for the soil condition along the junction, we hope to start the project soon. We will also ensure the translocation of trees that were going to be axed.”
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