Bellandur residents demand skywalk on Outer Ring Road

Bellandur residents demand skywalk on Outer Ring Road

At least 1,200 residents in and around Bellandur formed a human chain demanding a skywalk anywhere from Bellandur junction to Ibbalur junction in order to prevent accidents in the area.

The protesters complained that crossing the road was a nightmare during the peak hours.
"The Outer Ring Road has a number of IT companies and more than one lakh cars cross this stretch. We have to wait for hours together to cross the road," said Shonali Singh, a resident of Bellandur.

K P Singh of Rainbow Drive Apartments said: "Traffic movement is not just for vehicles, but pedestrians also."

The city corporation is just on tenders announcing spree. But the citizens do not have any idea about what is happening to taxpayer's hundreds of crores of money, he added.

The protest comes in the wake of the death of a youth a week ago. Sanjay Giri, (19), a security guard at the Akme Harmony Apartments was hit by a speeding car while he was crossing the road and which eventually cost his life.

The protesters also said that there was a proposal to build four skywalks in the stretch and it was also mentioned in the detailed project report.

"We are just demanding the skywalk which is part of the plan, neither less nor more," added Singh.

Some protesters also said that the authorities were trying to put off the skywalk construction as a metro service was planned for the area.

Asha Suresh, area councillor, promised the residents to hold a meeting on the issue with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and Bangalore Development and Town Planning Minister K J George next week.

DH News Service


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