Friday, November 26, 2004

Dairy Circle underpass thrown open

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Another milestone for smooth traffic flow

Traffic in the area is expected to get decongested due to completion of the Dairy circle grade separator.
Deccan Herald

Bangalore City can now boast of being the first in the country to have in place a three-level grade separated traffic movement system.

The Grade Separator Project undertaken by the Bangalore Development Project (BDA) at the Dairy Circle became fully operational on Thursday following the inauguration of the underpass by Chief Minister N Dharam Singh.

Giving details of the project, BDA Chairman M N Vidyashankar said, “Traffic congestion at the Dairy Circle, where the busy Hosur Road intersects with the Bannerghatta Road, will now be reduced. This project has cost Rs 23 crore and is the first of its kind in the country to provide for three-level traffic movement - through underpass, at grade level and on flyover.”

While the four-lane bi-directional flyover links Madivala and Nimhans area, the four-lane bi-directional underpass links Mico Factory area and Jayadeva Hospital Circle. The grade-level road (the one in between the flyover and the underpass) acts as a junction where motorists can change roads. The Circle, which hitherto was identified as a major traffic bottleneck, now promises a smooth ride for motorists. Mr Vidyashankar said the underpass provides for four free left turn service roads.

Accordingly, motorists coming from Madivala can go towards Jayadeva Hospital, those coming from Jayadeva Hospital side can go towards Lalbagh, those coming from Mico factory side can go towards Madivala and those from Nimhans side can go towards Mico factory.

The underpass has been provided with two overhead gantry signage boards. Referring to pedestrian paths, Mr Vidyashankar said, “two-metre wide paved footpaths with MS guardrails have been provided on all the four service roads and at the main junction to facilitate pedestrian movement.”


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