Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Traffic will get worse, but it’s necessary

Traffic will get worse, but it’s necessary

Bangalore: Get ready for Metro Heat in the heart of the city. It has reached M G Road and is set to move towards Ambedkar Veedhi, which connects K R Circle and General Post Office.
At the moment, work is on in full swing at three junctions on M G Road — Anil Kumble Circle, Cauvery Junction and Trinity Circle. However, the pileup of vehicles witnessed on Monday was missing on Tuesday. Traffic police have banned parking of four-wheelers on M G Road and erected barricades to streamline traffic.
Additional commissioner of police (traffic and security) Praveen Sood said the stretch between Anil Kumble Circle and Cubbon Road may be closed for 10 days. “I have spoken to BMRC MD Sivasailam, who assured to complete work in 10 days,” he said.
On Monday’s jam, Sood said: “There was no problem on Sunday, but the rush of office-goers on Monday caused the snarl,” he added.
“We have streamlined many things now by diverting buses towards Webb’s Junction, banning parking and erecting barricades so that no vehicle takes a right while coming from the stadium side. However, M G Road cannot take such traffic volume for long,” Sood admitted. Anil Kumble Circle is likely to be opened up in 10 days, but the other two on M G Road where work is on may continue to be affected for three months, Sood said.
“Metro work has really gained momentum and traffic diversions are essential. People must bear with it,” he added.


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