Flyover – A Solution?
Just when I was comfortable with the route to Kormangala through Dairy Circle, the fly over construction began. My route changes continued. Add to it the crawling through a narrow short-cut. This time the construction never seemed to end.
I can say âI did test-ride on all combination of paths under and near the flyoverâ?. And after one year of alternate routes and suffering, the fly over finally opened to the public.
Am I happy now? One of its kind 3 stage project (underpass, flyover and normal), big budget, success story of BDA â all nice adjectives. I donât intend to take any credit away from the project. But then, after cruising through the wonderful underpass, one needs to break hard the vehicle. Itâs a âbottleneckâ? there!!
Where is the problem? My colleague had once remarked, the flyovers sometimes only shift the traffic jams to a different place. The solution is temporary or incomplete.
This need not be true for all cases. More fly over projects at whopping budget are planned this year. Bangaloreâs infrastructure is improving- I am happy! But I continue to take the narrow short-cut, that I used during the construction of fly-over, with reduced crawl.