Work on Koramangala flyover begins; worsens traffic

The project which was to start in 2012 was finally kicked off a month ago.

Construction work going on at Ejipura Road

Bangalore, November 21, 2017:The construction work of Koramangala flyover from Kendriya Sadan to Ejipura has worsened the traffic in the region..


Thimmegowda M.L, Traffic Police Head Constable, said, “The construction work is making the cars move at a snail’s pace. Sixty per cent of the cars are stuck in traffic due to the dug up road at any given time.”

Sindhu, a student of Vemana Institute of Technology, said,  “We are reaching our college late since  the time the construction work started at Ejipura signal.” .’

Ramannadar, resident of Kormangala, said that after the beginning of flyover project in Kormangala there is more traffic congestion as compared to earlier days.

A contractor at the site said that quite a few medium sized trees and small plants have chopped down to make way for the construction work of the flyover.

Ranjan, Project Engineer, said “We have completed the soil testing and now we are on next step that is pile testing in which we will see whether the pillars will be able to stand here or not and then only we will work further.”
Piyush Ranjanrath, an urban planner said, “During the pre visibility study of building flyovers, the challenges of regular commuters is not taken seriously which results in commuters facing problems on a daily basis. Such issues can be avoided if people around the area are informed of an alternative path well in advance.”

The 2.5 km long flyover will take around three years to complete.

Piyush Ranjanrath, an urban planner said, “During the pre visibility study of building flyovers, the challenges of regular commuters is not taken seriously which results in commuters facing problems on a daily basis. Such issues can be avoided if people around the area are informed of an alternative path well in advance.”


 
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