Traffic pile-up as container overturns on Mysore Road

The stretch from BHEL to Gali Anjaneya Temple worst affected

Traffic pile-up as container overturns on Mysore Road

A truck that toppled near BHEL on Mysore Road on Monday caused traffic jam. KPN

The heavily crammed and congested Mysore Road had its wounds opened up when a container lorry transporting four-wheelers overturned in the middle of the road due to the imbalance between its carrier and the container near BHEL around 11:30 am, police said.

The vehicle had left the City and was on its way when it rolled over as a result of its tilted frontage, close to the Biscuit Factory near Nayandahalli.

Although no was injured, the lorry's overturning came as a jolt to the hapless commuters who were literally stranded on the stretch until a crane hired from a private company arrived on the spot and cleared the vehicle.

The stretch of Mysore Road from BHEL to Gali Anjaneya temple was badly affected.
"Traffic towards Kengeri was badly affected due to the lorry's overturning. This lasted for about one-and-a-half hours. Other side of the road leading to the City, however, was not affected," DCP (West) P H Rane told Deccan Herald.

Rane, however, denied that there was a gridlock on Mysore Road. "Vehicles moved slowly on the stretch, but it was not jam," he said. To say that motorists bearing the scorching sun were aggravated would be an understatement.

"Traffic jams are everyday affair on Mysore. Commuters' patience is put to test as soon as they climb down the flyover and head off the City. Parking of private buses a bit down the road worsens the situation," Somashekhar, former Chairman of Town Planning in the BBMP, whose house is located on the main road, said.

Total chaos

"It was total chaos and disarray this morning. Confused and perplexed motorists were simply taken for a ride," he added.

According to Somashekhar, the stretch is too crammed to see the present flow of traffic and cannot afford even if a car gets stuck for a while.

The situation was brought to normalcy around 1 pm.  A similar chaos reigned on J C Road and Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road when a bus belonging to Rajarajeshwari Medical College got stuck due to a technical snag at the traffic signal in front of the LIC office near BBMP central office here around 5:15 pm.

A vehicle mechanic called in to repair the vehicle only aggravated the problem. Later, a crane was brought from Wilson Garden and the vehicle was removed.

Traffic policemen had a harrowing time in controlling the situation. Vehicles moved slowly till 8 pm. Vehicles coming from City Market were diverted through OTC Road (PK Lane) whereas traffic was very slow on J C Road and RRMR Road.

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