BENGALURU: Commuting on RV Teacher’s Road has become a nightmare as the BBMP has taken up white topping of the stretch, while the mayor said that it will take one more month to complete the project.
A major portion of RV Road from South End Circle towards Lalbagh West Gate has been turned into a one-way forcing commuters to take a detour.
Mr A. Murugesh, an autorickshaw driver, said that ever since the road has been turned into a one-way, the roads leading towards J.P. Nagar, K.R. Market and Majestic, mostly towards Central Business District (CBD) areas, have become a mess. If the roads and deviations are confusing auto drivers, who move around the city quite a lot, one can imagine what other commuters are going through. More often than not, auto drivers, whotake different routes and are familiar with roads, hit dead ends, and even GPS does not help, he said.
“Frankly speaking, this road was in a good condition and did not need white topping. Since the road has Metro connectivity, the density of vehicles was coming down. White topping is unnecessary and a criminal waste of public money,” he said.
Mr Gajendra K., a college-goer, said that finding parking on the stretch has become easy, but riding through it has become very difficult.
Mr Manikantha, a cab driver, said, “Those who take the taxi abuse us for none of our fault. If the roads are blocked, we have to take alternative roads, but people think that we are taking longer routes to make more money. The BBMP must complete the project soon.”
A hotelier on the stretch said that he has invested a large amount of money in his business, but is running into losses because of the blocked road.
Mayor Gangambike Mallikharjun told Deccan Chronicle that it will take one more month for traffic to ply normally on the road. “No doubt white topping takes a long time, but it also has longevity and gives a complete smooth ride,” she justified....