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Nation Current Affairs 21 Sep 2019 Bengaluru Developmen ...

Bengaluru Development Authority’s flyover triggers chaos

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CHANDRASHEKAR G
Published Sep 21, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Updated Sep 21, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Projects by many agencies to blame.
The flyover construction by BDA near Manyata Tech Park has been affected due to many other projects being executed at the same time. (Photo: Shashidhar B).
 The flyover construction by BDA near Manyata Tech Park has been affected due to many other projects being executed at the same time. (Photo: Shashidhar B).

BENGALURU: The Bengaluru Development Authority’s (BDA) ambitious flyover from Manyata Tech Park to Veeranna Palya to ease congestion on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) is going on at a snail’s pace putting commuters and employees of the Tech Park in deep distress.

Thanks to multiple agencies taking up different projects at the ORR, like BMRCL’s Metro, BDA’s flyover and a skywalk alignment, and all of them cros sing each other in front of the Manyata Tech Park, confusion prevails affecting the pace of the project.

 

BDA sources said that the authority has already commenced the work and installation of pillars is underway after doing soil testing. The traffic flow goes haywire during peak hours and piles up on the flyover near Nagavara Junction.

The purpose of the signal-free corridor from K.R. Puram to Hebbal has been defeated with the project, they said.

As if that is not enough, the BMRCL has started its capacity augmentation study and is preparing the alignment. Both the alignments are clashing near the tech park, leading to chaos, the sources said.

To ensure that the projects are executed smoothly, a meeting has been convened by the BDA with different agencies like the BMRCL, BBMP, BDA and BWSSB. “No project can be discounted or discontinued after they have been conceived in the interest of public. After brainstorming, the civic agencies will come to an understanding on different projects. Till such time, the flyover project will not progress at the desired pace,” the sources said.

Mounesh, a techie, said that reaching office was a smooth affair as the BDA had completed the signal-free corridor project by fixing junctions with flyovers. “The journey from KR Puram was hassle free. But now, the journey from KR Puram to Manyata Tech Park and further has become a nightmare with BDA taking up the flyover project. If the BMRCL too takes up the work, the traffic will go for a toss,” he said.

Another techie Shobhana said that lack of coordination between different agencies and wasting of public money is clearly visible. “Why not have a parent body or agency which vets the projects beforehand rather than brainstorming in the middle of a project? Planning authority must think sensibly,” she said.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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