Finally, Carmelaram RoB prayers are answered

Railway Over Bridge at visitors jam hotspot will get the go-ahead, work to start quickly

The much-awaited Railway Over Bridge (RoB) project close to Carmelaram has lastly bought the nod and work is prone to start in a couple of months.

Chief Public Relations Officer and Deputy General Manager, SWR, E Vijaya confirmed this to Bangalore Mirror.

“The Carmelaram Level crossing gate no.132 is one of the busiest gates in Bengaluru. It is located on an important corridor linking Sarjapur Road, Outer Ring Road, Varthur and Gunjur. Thousands of commuters pass through this gate daily and so this gate has high train vehicle units. Construction of an RoB at this location which would eliminate level crossing gates, and pave the way for smooth movement of traffic had been planned last year. After getting consent of State Government for cost sharing of this work, the Railway Board has communicated sanction to this work at approximately `40.3 crore. The Railways will bear `11.26 crore of this through the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh,” he stated. The remaining might be borne by the BBMP, which has recognized land for acquisition.


The absence of a grade separator has created a lot bother for residents from Sarjapura and Carmelaram as each morning they might be caught close to the Carmelaram railway junction. During pre-Covid instances, the railway gates would shut for a minimal quarter-hour on the tri-junction highway, which noticed vehicular motion in six instructions, creating nightmarish visitors jams .

This is a crucial project for East Bengaluru. I’ll coordinate with the BBMP and Railways to make sure that work begins quickly

–PC Mohan, Bengaluru Central MP

The Carmelaram railway junction is a vital level as a result of commuters from all areas across the space should take this highway to keep away from the heavy visitors on the Sarjapur Road and all of the artillery roads. Commuters heading in the direction of Whitefield from Sarjapur Main Road are going to profit essentially the most with this choice as a result of Whitefield is simply 7-8 km from this railway junction and a commuter can skip all of the visitors and indicators on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).

No aaram but for Carmelaram

The residents have been preventing this because the tech crowd has been mushrooming 12 months after 12 months in Sarjapur space. They concern that this could choke the Carmelaram Junction badly.

Several techies additionally take this highway because it connects to the key tech parks. This is the route for Sarjapura village residents, Chikka Bellandur and Gunjur areas. People may attain Electronics City and be part of Hosur Road by taking this route.

Carmelaram’s each day jam classes will proceed

Amit Kumar, one of many residents, stated, “There isn’t any progress within the work and regardless of a number of complaints and requests, the authorities and elected representatives are not taking any motion.

The visitors bottleneck on Sarjapur Road close to Carmelaram junction has been worsening with every passing 12 months. Movement of heavy automobiles, water tankers and different automobiles added to the visitors mess.

Carmelaram overbridge lastly will get the nod

During allocation of funds for numerous grade separator initiatives within the metropolis, the federal government this 12 months included the development of ROB at Carmelaram-Bangalore Salem Railway line.


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