Trinity Circle-Indiranagar road to be open from Nov 1

Trinity Circle-Indiranagar road to be open from Nov 1

But parking will not be allowed on both sides

Trinity Circle-Indiranagar road to be open from Nov 1

Smooth ride: The stretch between Trinity Circle and CMH Road will be opened for traffic soon. DH PHOTO

In order to make the stretch passenger-friendly, the police are planning not to allow parking on both sides of the road. Vehicular movement was barred on this stretch for the past two years owing to the Metro rail construction.

According to Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Praveen Sood, “With the completion of Metro stations on Ulsoor and CMH roads, the road will be opened for traffic from both the ends. However, parking shall not be allowed on the stretch as the road is very narrow. The opening up of the road will definitely decongest Old Madras Road, Airport Road and Indiranagar 100-ft-Road.”

Buses will also be permitted to ply on the stretch between Trinity Circle and Indiranagar 100-ft Road.

Opening in phases

The opening up of the 4-km stretch shall be done in a phased manner. A few weeks ago the traffic police had allowed two-way traffic movement from Trinity Circle to Ramaiah Junction. Also, one way vehicular movement was allowed from Adarsh Junction to Trinity Junction in August.

“In the next ten days, one way traffic will be permitted from Adarsh Junction towards Indiranagar 100-ft Road and two way traffic movement will be allowed on that stretch by this month end. Similarly, the entire stretch of CMH Road will be open from both the sides. We have also started upgradation of signals at Trinity Junction and Ramaiah Junction to facilitate two way traffic flow on the road,” added Sood.

Residents and shop owners in and around CHM Road have expressed excitement over the decision, as it reduces travelling time and would also boost business in the locality.
 “With the opening up of the stretch, I can now take the shortest route to my work place. Now, I take a long detour travelling all around the Ulsoor lake, as I live in Indiranagar, to reach my office which is located on M G Road. Hope the opening up of the stretch remains a permanent feature,” said K Subrahmanya, a resident of Indiranagar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
However, residents of CMH Road believe that two way traffic flow would only increase traffic woes, as the CMH Road is very narrow. On a positive note, with the restarting of the bus service in the area, the passengers can heave a sigh of relief, who otherwise had to bear the rudeness of auto drivers for their daily travel.