Bengaluru Metro’s yellow line work has started at Silk Board Junction, here is an alternative route for the traffic problem.

Bengaluru Metro: While there is no official confirmation about the inauguration date of the Bengaluru Metro Yellow Line corridor from RV Road to Bommasandra, some changes are being made at the city’s major traffic hub, the Central Silk Board Junction.

Bengaluru: The ongoing construction of the Metro Yellow Line near Silk Board Junction will involve the installation of substantial metro pillars. Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has decided to implement changes in the route of the Yellow Line passing through this junction.

Bengaluru Metro yellow line work

Expected by February 3, 2024, the completion of five ramps around the Silk Board flyover will facilitate smooth traffic flow. Efforts are underway to allow vehicles coming from Ragigudda side to ply on the double-decker road adjacent to the Metro Yellow Line flyover, without stopping at the signals to enable uninterrupted travel towards HSR Barangay and Hosur Road.

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Traffic Guide to Silk Board:

Passengers from the BTM layout can use the rising ramp to enter Outer Ring Road (towards the HSR layout) and Hosur Road.
A double-decker flyover is operational from Ragigudda to Central Silk Board, with the lower level designated for motor vehicles and the upper level for metro trains.

BMRCL reported that the construction of ramps connecting the double-decker flyover to the Outer Ring Road (ORR) and Hosur Road is in progress, managing the flow in collaboration with the traffic police. Additionally, four U-shaped spans, each 100 meters long, are under construction.

Concrete Sourcing :

Metro work scheduled at the Silkboard Junction area in January requires two days to pour 2,320 cubic meters of concrete using 390 trucks to build the slabs.
BMRCL has facilitated concrete sourcing from two plants, Lakkasandra and Agra, at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore to ease traffic congestion at Silk Board Junction.
A 3.4 km ramp with 106 pillars will be constructed as part of a road infrastructure project.

Project Completion Timeline:

Further, ramps connecting the HSR layout side with the double-decker flyover towards Ragi Gudda and the BTM layout are expected to be completed by September 2024.

BMRCL emphasizes that the project, in collaboration with traffic police efforts, aims to effectively decongest traffic.

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