Closure of Mysore Road flyover forces commuters to take a detour

A portion of the Mysore Road flyover, between Town Hall and Sirsi Circle (2.65 km), was closed by the traffic police for maintenance works on Tuesday, much to the chagrin of the thousands of regular commuters on the key artery. 

Vehicle users Deccan Herald interacted with said the authorities were causing frequent inconveniences to them in the name of maintenance. The BBMP had shut down a portion of the flyover for a week in September last year for maintenance.

Road users going on the up ramp of the flyover from the Town Hall Circle side can go only till Briand Square where they have to take the down ramp to proceed towards Chamarajpet and then join the Mysore Road at Sirsi Circle. Vehicles entering the City from Mysore Road can use the other lane of the flyover as usual.

Sandeep K, a motorcyclist, said, “The closure of the flyover has become a casual affair. They don’t understand how this disturbs the daily schedule of commuters along the stretch.”
Parvathi L, a motorist, said with a portion of the flyover shut down, she has to spend extra hours on the jammed roads below the flyover, especially in the evening.

‘Delay as usual’

“As usual, there will be delay in the work and commuters have to suffer for a longer period,” she said.

Prasanna Kumar, a college student, said till recently the authorities had closed another ramp of the flyover going towards Goods Shed Road. “To reach Majestic, we had to cover an extra distance of two kilometres. Recently, they opened the ramp for two-wheelers and already there is a closure on the other side,” he said.

A senior BBMP official said work on replacement of expansion joints of the flyover was on and a private company had been entrusted with the work. “We are confident of finishing the work within a week,” he said.

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