BENGALURU: Dug up for more than a month, commuting on the busy Indiranagar 100 Feet Road is a nightmare for motorists and pedestrians.
As Indiranagar has been a shoppers' paradise with many upscale brands having outlets on the 100 Feet Road and numerous pubs in the area, there is no end to traffic chaos. For office goers their travel time has increased drastically ever since the road, from Doopanahalli to the beginning of Domlur flyover, was dug up by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to replace old sewerage lines. Some of the lanes parallel to the 100 Feet Road have also been dug up.
Nisarga, a resident of Domlur and employed at a private firm at Embassy Golf Link campus said that traffic moves at snail's pace due to the dug up road. Since footpath is also dug up, people often step on the road and this further narrows the space for vehicle movement, she said.
To add to the misery of motorists, traffic cops often stop vehicles to check documents and it further slows down traffic, she added.
Even for pedestrians walking on the road is dangerous as they risk tripping over loose stones.
Open manholes pose serious threat to pedestrians and can be even life-threatening, said Manoj, another resident of Domlur.
The whole area is always enveloped by a cloud of dust that rises as vehicles pass by. It is hazardous for people living nearby, especially children and senior citizens, he added. A senior BWSSB engineer said the road was dug up for replacing old and corroded underground sanitary pipes. The work got completed sometime ago, but the BBMP is yet to restore the road....