Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Wall falls, road to take more traffic

Wall falls, road to take more traffic
BENGALURU


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ROAD WIDENING WORK ON STRETCH FROM RACE COURSE ROAD TO SHIVANANDA CIRCLE BEGINS "The work of road widening was supposed to have been completed six months ago, but was delayed due to shifting of electric poles and water pipelines."

-- Traffic police officer

: The compound wall e Karnataka Film of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce office was pulled down on Sunday to allow the widening of the stretch between Race Course Road and Shivananda Circle.
Though large parts of Race Course Road had been widened, this stretch was left untouched for almost a year due to various hurdles.
Once the work is complete, commuters heading towards Sheshadripuram, Crescent Road and Kumara Krupa Road can reach their destinations faster without getting stuck in traffic.

"Work on the stretch was supposed to have been completed six months ago, but was delayed due to shifting of electric poles and water pipelines. The part of the road beginning from High Ground Police Station to Shivananda Circle will now have eight lanes," said a traffic police officer.

Earlier, traffic moving towards Shivananda Circle would be caught in heavy jams with autorickshaws and two-wheelers using the right lane. The median has virtually fallen apart and the U-turn poses a hindrance to smooth flow of traffic.

"After the stretch is widened the median will be reerected depending on the volume of traffic. The footpath will also be constructed once the asphalting work is complete," said a traffic police officer.

A lane on Sheshadri Road that was to be completed last month has not yet been opened to traffic.

"We are planning to make the stretch a two-way and allow light motor vehicles and two-wheelers on the new lane," the officer said.

"Since asphalting has not been completed, the traffic volume has increased on Race Course Road," the officer added.

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