Deputy CM inspection halts peak hour traffic on MG Road

Deputy CM inspection halts peak hour traffic on MG Road

Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara inspects the cracked pillar in Trinity Metro Station on Saturday. (DH Photo/Darshan Devaiah)

Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara inspection of the damaged metro pillar in the Trinity Station halts the peak hour traffic on MG Road on Saturday morning.

Parameshwara visited the spot and inspected the pillar along with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials which also included police officials.

The traffic from Trinity circle to MG Road was halted for an hour from 10 am by the traffic police caused huge traffic snarls. Though Parmeshwara took the metro from Vidhana Soudha station till Trinity station, due to his visit traffic police had blocked the traffic before his arrival to the spot.

Savitha Kumar, a motorist from Halasuru, said “In the name of inspection blocking the road and forcing commuters to suffer in the traffic for long hours is not acceptable. I had to reach the office, but due to this I am late to my office for more than one hour.”

“Why ministers have to conduct an inspection during the peak hour ?” questioned Jagadish, a commuter from Indiranagar. “Even the pedestrian walking on the footpath near the station were stopped by the police,” he added.

The traffic police have also failed to inform the commuters about the blocking of the road due to minister visit through their social media platform.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), P Harishekaran was not available for a comment on the miss management of traffic.