Friday, March 20, 2009

15-day no-entry on Seshadri Rd

15-day no-entry on Seshadri Rd

Senthalir S. Bangalore

It's another fortnight of traffic woes for Bangaloreans travelling on Seshadri road.
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is constructing an underpass using pre-cast elements at the Palace Road-Seshadri road junction.
"We have completed the bridge work and now we are casting the approach ramps to the underpass. We may not be able to complete the work in 10 days. It might take us atleast 15 days to complete it," said Chikkarayappa, BBMP chief engineer.
This underpass will enable two-way signal-free vehicular movement on Palace Road between the State Bank of Mysore circle and Basaveshwara circle.
The traffic department has diverted vehicles away from this junction.
"We have diverted the traffic in three routes. The route has been closed for vehicles moving towards Maharani College circle from Mysore Bank circle, Seshadri circle and from the CoD headquarters on Palace Road towards the junction. Vehicles traveling from Kanakadasa Circle to Jail Junction and also from Kanakadasa Circle to Palace Road junction have been diverted," said A Nagappa, ACP, traffic central.
Vehicles moving from KR Circle towards the City Civil Court Complex will have to take a detour via Nrupathunga Road and KR Road.
Buses to KR Circle via Khoday's Circle will need to take a left turn at Jail Junction and travel via Y Ramachandra Road, Palace Road and Old Post Office Road. Other vehicles can, however, take a left turn on the flyover and move on to the Race Course Road.
Buses travelling towards Palace Road from Basaveshwara Circle have been diverted towards the High Grounds police station junction, Chowdiah Road and the Traffic Headquarters.
Other vehicles will need to take a left turn at the AG's junction and touch Vidhana Soudha West Gate circle, Devaraj Urs Road, MS Building Road and Dr Ambedkar Veedhi.
The construction work of the underpass started on March 13 and the project is likely to be completed in a month at a cost of Rs4 crore.
Frequent commuters on this route are only hoping that the underpass helps smoothen the traffic flow in the area.


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