During the past three to four years, the residents of HSR layout have been subjected to tremendous hardships and inconveniences due to BDA’s flyover and bridge constructions.
During 2007-08, a bridge construction work at the junction of 14th Main and Ring Road junction (HSR junction) went on for more than 15 months. During that time all entry points to HSR layout except for one or two were closed from Ring Road side. Residents had to take diversions from all sectors.
Now, BDA’s yet another flyover construction work at the meeting point of 14th Main and Ring Road junction is causing severe traffic congestion. Couldn’t the planners forecast construction of this flyover two years ago, when the bridge construction was going on? We fear that all incoming traffic from Madiwala side will be diverted inside HSR layout till the completion of the flyover construction.
Digging and relaying works in some roads by BWSSB, BSNL, BDA and BBMP are also going on in this layout. There is lack of coordination among the agencies in all these works. Why is the planning so slipshod? When will this end? The layout now suffers from air and noise pollution. We certainly deserve better treatment.
Traffic diversions from the Sarajapur and Ring Road into HSR layout, due to construction of flyover at Agara circle have seriously inconvenienced the residents and shopkeepers. All mains and some cross roads have been used mercilessly by all types of vehicles plying on them. The flyover construction work is still going on, however, we were earlier informed that the work will be completed in four months. We do not know when this will be completed. The authorities should have put in place a co-ordinated solution before resorting to this unilateral and sudden decision. ⊕