"Its high time they start the flyover project. The main bottleneck is at the Advaith petrol bunk junction; we have to wait for so long to pass that signal." says Viswanath Seetharam, who travels daily through the BTM main road.
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The BTM main road leading to Silk Board, has heavy inflow of traffic as it connects to Electronic City, Koramangala and Outer Ring Road.
Auto rickshaw driver, Manjunath P M who drives every day in and around BTM layout, says, "I waste most of the time in ferrying just one passenger, it’s too difficult to move around here."
The traffic policemen seem to agree with the commuters. "A grade separator is badly needed at BTM 16th main. It will immensely help in the traffic flow. Similar projects have proved helpful at Jayadeva and at Dairy Circle," says, K C Lakshmi Narayan, Traffic Inspector, Madivala.
A plan to construct a grade separator at BTM 16th main junction is listed under BBMP’s projects. But the BTM layout Corporator says there are no funds.
"The traffic here is mad and all the plan details to start a flyover is ready. BBMP is running short of funds, that’s the only thing delaying this project," said GNR Babu, Corporator, BTM Layout.⊕