A blessing in disguise, techies love it

A blessing in disguise, techies love it

Indiranagar Flyover

The flyover also benefits people heading towards Old Madras Road, Banaswadi and Byappanahalli areas. In terms of utility, this project scores high with the users. Located in one of the busiest areas in the city, with a number of BPOs and IT companies, many regular users of the flyover are employees whose workplace is located on the Inner Ring Road.

“I drive everyday from Indiranagar to Koramangala as my office is located on the Inner Ring road. Before this flyover was built, I had to travel a long way every day; now it’s so much more convenient,” says Ambika Sharma, an IT firm employee.

Many users also give a thumbs-up on the flyover’s maintenance. “The flyover is well maintained and the roads are in a good shape. There are no bumps that hinder the flow of traffic,” says Raja, a cab driver who frequently takes the flyover to pick up and drop employees.

The flyover “has helped reduce travelling time as well as distance to a considerable extent,” explains the driver. But despite its relatively better design, this flyover too is a victim of traffic chaos during peak hours. The early hours in the morning are jam-packed and traffic is very slow moving, especially towards Koramangala.

“Morning hours are the worst. The entire stretch of the flyover that connects Indiranagar to Koramangala is jam-packed. We have to wait for hours together,” says Rajat D, a commuter. The absence of adequate signboards is another flaw with the flyover.

Many using the flyover for the first time complain that it is not very user-friendly, in the sense that it is confusing and misdirecting. “The first time I used this flyover, I was so clueless which way to turn that I ended up taking the wrong route,” says Gangaram, another techie.

Earlier, the area under the flyover was literally a garbage dump. People used to throw garbage there and it was a breeding place for mosquitoes. Now, the BBMP has taken the initiative to plant saplings.

“The green cover has not only made the place beautiful, but also made the place clean, posing lesser health risks for people,” says Prashant N, a resident of the area.

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