Bengaluru: Traffic Easing at Silk Board

The Central Silk Board junction, a long-standing traffic problem, is set to improve by the end of May. Three out of five ramps being built there are nearly finished.

The recent 50-hour continuous concrete pouring by BMRCL will wrap up on Sunday. These ramps will make it easier for vehicles from Jayanagar-BTM Layout side to reach HSR Layout and Electronics City.

The junction, where Outer Ring Road and Hosur Road meet, has been notorious for traffic jams. But with these new ramps, vehicles can cross Hosur Road without waiting at the signal for too long.

When Namma Metro's Purple Line starts running later this year, traffic is expected to ease further.

BMRCL used M60-grade concrete for the ramps, a first in Bengaluru. Around 2,250 cubic meters of concrete was poured, supported by 1,496 tons of structural steel.

Additionally, BMRCL plans to build a 250-meter skywalk with a travelator, connecting Yellow Line and Blue Line Metro stations at the junction. This will be Namma Metro's first travelator linking two lines. Silk Board junction is also planned to become a major transport hub in the future, with bus stations, two-wheeler parking, and multi-level parking facilities.

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