NORTH BANGALORE IS NEAR

People looking for investments in North Bangalore must speed up their actions. Some properties near Hebbal (Tata Nagar) sold for 3700 psft (Rs.16 crores per acre) when this land is developed the cost comes about Rs.6000 psft.


TNN | Jan 13, 2012, 05.46AM IST Urban transport is set to get fascinating for those on the route to the Bangalore International Airport (BIA). The road is undergoing a transformation. Right now, it may be torn up by excavators , but the National Highways Authority of India promises that work on the six-lane elevated expressway to the airport will be ready by 2013.

The expressway will be a series of seven flyovers from Hebbal to the Trumpet Junction near BIA - in effect, the commuter will be riding in waves to the airport, and will reach in a flat 20 minutes. The High Speed Rail Link will run parallel to the expressway.

The corridor will have one 4-km long expressway after Hebbal flyover to Yelahanka bypass, and after that, six flyovers each 700-800 m long connecting major junctions . On the road beneath, crossings will connect localities along the corridor, said AK Mathur , regional officer, NHAI, Karnataka. Service roads will serve the localities alongside. The flyovers and subways will have entry and exit points from the expressway, and enable pedestrians to cross through safely.

Navayuga Construction Company is handling the entire stretch. Construction sites have been barricaded near Yelahanka and Byatarayanapura, piers erected and a few spans laid.

The road beneath will have six lanes, and is designed for a speed limit of up to 80kmph. Once construction is complete, the state government will have to reset the speed limit for light motor vehicles and heavy motor vehicles, because part of the road is within city limits, Mathur added.

Hebbal to bial

Time taken from Hebbal to BIA now: 45 mins Service roads & exits: Sahakaranagar, Jakkur, Yelahanka and Amruthahalli residents can use service roads. There are lateral exits at Kogilu and Vidyanagar Time taken from Hebbal to BIA after May 2013: 18.75 mins Toll booth: At Sadahalli Cross, 500m before Trumpet Junction. Toll plaza now has six lanes; it will be reconstructed after road-widening

Deep focus

There's a high speed rail too

You could speed down the expressway, or swoosh on the High Speed Rail Link, running parallel. HSRL, connecting the heart of the city to BIA, will be taken up by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation. The DPR is ready and fund allocation from the state and Centre are to be finalized. Union urban development minister Kamal Nath had announced the project during the inauguration of the Metro in October 2011. NHAI had known that the HSRL project would be elevated all along the route. NHAI sources said the space requested for the project was less than 10m, for the tracks to run along on the left side of the road. BMRC has already shortlisted the consortiums constructing the HSRL, and is waiting for approval from the Centre. The expressway was designed keeping the HSRL in mind. "Our roads or flyovers will not be affected by the construction or operation of the HSRL, which will run almost parallel to a little below the level of the elevated road," said an NHAI official.

TRAIN SPEED 155-165 KMPH

COMPARISONS

E-City Elevated Expressway

Completed 2010

Cost 765 cr

Length 9.5 km

Width 15 m

Tumkur Expressway

Completed 2011

Cost 720 cr

Length 19.5 km

Expressway snapshot

Cost 680 Cr

Length 25 Km

From Hebbal to Trumpet Junction near BIA Flyovers

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