BENGALURU: Nrupathunga Road, which was closed for white topping, was thrown open to traffic on Monday. The road was closed on February 28 to take up its concretising under TenderSURE project and was expected to be ready by mid-April.
Till the construction was on, traffic was being diverted on Nrupathunga Road at K.R. Circle into Cubbon Park to reach Hudson Circle. After 70 days of stress on one of the city's largest lung space, Nrupathunga Road has finally been reopened for traffic.
Owing to the increased stress and noise pollution, birds and bats were dropping dead at the park. There was pressure from the Cubbon Park Walkers’ Association to speed up the work on Nrupathunga Road. Though the concretisation of bus bay on Nrupathunga Road is yet to be completed, the road has been opened. Mayor G. Padmavathi said that the white topped road will last for 30 years.
With the road open, the authorities switched back to their old rule of closing the lung space between 10 pm and 8 am. Also Sundays and second Saturdays, Cubbon Park will be closed for traffic.
City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood and R. Hitendra, additional commissioner for traffic, took to Twitter to announce that Nrupathunga road was open for traffic.
Traffic diversion at Adugodi removed
BWSSB's work of replacing old sewer lines at Potallapa Garden, which caused traffic snarls in and around Adugodi, was completed on Monday. All traffic diversions on Bannerghatta Road and Hosur road have been removed