Far from reducing traffic jams, Bengaluru elevated corridors will increase it

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Bangaluru had come together in 2016 to stop the construction of the controversial steel flyover project. Now, two years later, JD (S) – the Congress government wants to build six high corridors, which are spread over 102 km and are crossing the border with Bengaluru. Reason – To reduce the traffic crowd.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy agreed to build an advanced corridor project on Thursday after getting environmental clearance. However, a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) states that the construction of high corridors will not only increase traffic in the city by 2030 but will also increase pollution. The study analyzes two scenarios of traffic – instead of a high corridor and a flyover, it changes the six corridors with the metro rail. This compares the estimated traffic conditions in the city for the year 2020. Compared to Reading Business Azual (BAU) in 2020, there was a scenario without a high corridor.

According to a continuous analysis by Dr. Ashish Verma, Associate Professor of Transport Systems Engineering at IISc, high corridors will attract more traffic from all directions to connecting roads and reducing the level of the crowd to increase the crowd on the high corridor. Meaning, the six flyovers will eventually end in the form of a notorious electronic city flyover in the form of crowds, where it takes hours to clean the slow-moving traffic.

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Studies notes said, “The construction of the high corridor will increase in the kilometers as the passengers are trying to reach the corridor from all directions, thereby increasing the emissions.”

However, the situation with the metro rail has been reversed and ultimately it will move towards a change in the use of public transport, it has been found in the study.

“It was found that for the year 2020, the emissions of pollution carbon monoxide, HC, NOx, and CO2 increased by 3% for a high corridor, with 5% reduction for the second scenario with the Metro Rail Gaya, “Study states When these figures were introduced for 2030, the study found that emissions of all pollutants increase by 4% with flyovers and 7% reduction with metro rail.

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It has also been said in the study that average travel time with metro rail has decreased by 8%, but with the higher corridor, it has increased by 40%.

According to the detailed feasibility report submitted by the Karnataka State Road Development Project, high corridors will come at a cost of Rs 25,495 crore. The government has to acquire 92 acres of land for the project along with 17 acres of private land for the corridor of the land.

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After meeting with KSRDP, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Thursday, “Corridors will be ready by 2025.” Along with the threat of a decrease in vehicle traffic and the use of public transport, the worker says that the project is to have a haircut.

The central argument is that high corridors will cross the city to Chris Cross, which will cause more traffic in the city center. The most strange of the proposed six flyovers is that the Hebbel connects with the Sibel Board.

The silk board junction is notorious for its huge obstacle, which the Bengalis try to avoid as much as possible. Dr. Verma says that in this area, besides the electronic city flyover, there is a crowd with more flyovers to increase the crowd.

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