Bengaluru: Construction of 2.4-km flyover between Ejipura and Kendriya Sadan in Koramangala has finally resumed after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) took steps to resolve financial issues with the contractor. The project has been now targeted to be completed by September 2020, which is a delay of one year.
“Koramangala-Ejipura flyover work has resumed as payment has been released to the contractor. Work had come to a standstill for a few months. A strict directive has been issued to complete work by engaging more workers,” BBMP Commissioner B.H Anil Kumar tweeted on Friday.
Foundation stone for the four-lane elevated corridor was laid in July 2017 with a deadline to complete the project in 18 months. The project has been designed to provide signal free travel for commuters as the flyover would skip three junctions – Intermediate road junction, Sony World junction and Kendriya Sadan Junction, thereby reducing the travel time by 30 minutes.
The project was awarded at a cost of Rs 204 crore.
The work on the ground, however, has been going slow ever since the foundation stone was laid. Over the last two years, the construction company has only built pillars while there is no much progress in placing the concrete girders. The contractor is also problems from land acquisition and removal of trees.