Road repair works leave motorists unsettled

Last Updated 26 January 2016, 18:33 IST

Following the death of a motorcyclist in a mishap, who fell into a drain, along with his two-wheeler, on Chamaraja Double Road on Sunday night, vehicle users in parts of the city now live in fear as many roads are under repair.

The situation is worse in Bannimantap, as major roads in the area have been blocked for repair works. Following the upgrading of Nelson Mandela Road (which connects to Mysuru-Bengaluru Road) as part of the ongoing Raja Marga works, vehicles have been diverted to other roads. As a result there is high pressure on Jodi Tenginamara Road.

Incidentally, the Jodi Tenginamara Road is also being upgraded and the work was launched by the chief minister himself last year. However, there is little progress in the works.

The motorists, however, have no other option but to use the road as it is the only alternative road to Nelson Mandela Road.

While the Public Works department (PWD) has taken up concretisation of Nelson Mandela Road, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has closed Bamboo Bazaar Main Road, which connects to Yadavagiri from Highway Circle, for widening and stormwater drain works.

The residents of Metagalli, B M Shri Nagar, Haleem Nagar, Hanumantanagar and Kaverinagar are dependent on Jodi Tenginamara Road to reach Millennium Circle.The works on Nelson Mandela Road commenced last week.

The PWD has taken up upgrading of the road from Ramaswamy Circle to Millennium Circle as a part of Raja Marga at a cost of Rs 50 crore, while the MCC has taken up road widening and drain works on Bamboo Bazaar Main Road at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

According to the authorities concerned, the works on Chamaraja Double Road will take a few more days. Considering the traffic issues, Police Commissioner B Dayananda has directed the authorities to complete the works in 42 days.

The work on Bamboo Bazar Main Road is expected to be completed in one and half months, say MCC authorities.

(Published 26 January 2016, 18:33 IST)

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