Public response to steel flyover 'mixed'

Public response to steel flyover 'mixed'
Public response to the proposed 6.9-km steel flyover between Basaveshwara Circle and Hebbal has been mixed, according to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

The BDA, which has sought people’s suggestions/objections to the Rs 1,350-crore flyover project, said that many were wondering why the flyover was being built, instead of a Metro line.

Shivashankar, Engineer Officer, BDA, said he had attended to at least 40 calls, besides a number of e-mails and letters. It’s a mixed bag. Some favour the project saying it is needed to decongest roads in northern Bengaluru, while others want trying the alternatives.

On the Metro option, Shivashankar said there would not be any link even in Phase 3. On the other hand, the steel flyover will be built quickly. The decision to build the flyover wasn’t taken all of a sudden. “We decided on it after a year-long research, and discussions with experts and traffic police,” Shivashankar said.

BDA Commissioner Rajkumar Khatri told Deccan Herald that people’s responses were being sought as the BDA’s technical advisory committee and the government were keen. The public opinion will be placed before the ministers concerned at a meeting on Thursday and alterations, if any, can be incorporated, he said. People can send opinions and suggestions to the BDA before June 30, call 9845630131 or write to
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