Cauvery junction magic box to be closed

The city police are all set to close the ‘magic box’ underpass at Cauvery Junction for a few months to felicitate the smooth flow of vehicles heading to Kempegowda International airport (KIA). The magic box will be reopened once the proposed steel flyover from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal is commissioned. City Police Commissioner N S Megharik will issue an order regularising the closure once a decision is taken in this regard, said the police.

“The traffic cops wanted to analyse the situation on Monday due to the closure. The police have identified diversions. The closure of the magic box did not cause much inconvenience to the road users from Bhashyam Circle end. The police inspected the situation at the junction in the morning and evening. The  situation was more or less normal,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) R Hithendra told Deccan Herald.

The police said that the magic box was set up in a wrong place which led to blocks and congestions on the stretch between Mekhri Circle and the Windsor Manor bridge. “We will reopen the magic box only after the elevated flyover is thrown open for road users,’’ Hithendra clarified.

Commuters heading to the Windsor Manor bridge from Bhashyam Circle had a tough time on Monday as most of them were unaware of the diversions which resulted in congestions at a couple of places for a while.

The traffic police said that the situation would be normal once the regular road users get used to the diversions. 

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