What will happen to the controversial National College Flyover when the Metro gets built? If I remember right, the proposed Metro goes from Lalbagh West Gate up Vani Vilas road, and is supposed to take a right turn on to K R Road at the National College circle. Surely there is no space on VV Road to for the metro and the flyover to exist side by side. They can’t take the metro underground there since the ground there has to bear the additional weight of the flyover.
So what will become of the flyover? Yet another example of the BBMP’s shortsightedness.
I don’t remember the forum (it might have been this blog, or its predecessor) but I had once mentioned as to how the National College Flyover was useless. And I had gotten shouted down by a bunch of people saying “go in the evening and see the number of vehicles on the flyover, and you’ll know it’s not useless”. I’ve gone there a few evenings after that (over the last 2-3 years) and watched the traffic in the evening, and still believe that it wasn’t necessary.
It wasn’t necessary because the traffic at the intersection isn’t enough of a reduction in petrol and time cost of going over the flyover to pay for the flyover in a reasonable number of years (if I remember my minor subjects right, this is the standard reasoning by transportation engineers). People on K R Road, and the traffic going towards Jain college from “north road” (the western part of VV Road) still have to spend an insane amount of time at the signal. People on VV Road have it easy but then they get stuck at the new signal that has been installed at the junction of VV Road and Shankar Mutt Road.
And to consider the amount of controversy that the flyover created when it was built. And the fact that it’s most likely going to get pulled down for the metro construction.
7 thoughts on “The National College Flyover”
Totally agree…it is such a waste! Whether I take the flyover or not, it takes me same amount of time to get to VV Puram…Sad part is old institutions like Butter Sponge have suffered so much loss of footfalls due to flyover blocking their entrances…
screw the old institutions. that’s not the point. it’s more about public inconvenience caused during construction and deconstruction.
Something that I have been wondering about for a while now.. lets wait and watch 🙂
(What’s Butter Sponge? Sounds nice..)
Agreed again. Useless flyover, rendered more useless by the arbit “no left/right turn” fundaes at the intersections below it..
butter sponge is a bakery on north road which is owned by Captain G R Gopinath’s wife.
Doesn’t the Delhi metro go over a flyover at some place? Can’t that happen here as well?
haven’t seen that da