Steel flyover decision leaves citizens agitated

Last Updated 01 January 2019, 19:08 IST

The government’s decision to revive the project previously scrapped has left several citizens agitated.

People from different walks of life took to social media to express their ire against the move. In their reaction, the city stood divided as comments varied from favourable to objectionable in nature.

A few had directly taken on the government and slammed the decision as purely a game of politics while a few others criticised the move as another attempt to mint the money by executing the project.

A few cross-sections of society, especially those travelling into the city from Bengaluru North region, pointed out that the project would actually and eventually reduce the congestion, and bring respite to the daily commuters.

Suresh Kamath, a resident from Yelahanka, said the project was required as it would help to solve mobility issues.

“Building a flyover from Chalukya Circle to Esteem Mall near Hebbal will certainly reduce the commuting time,” he said.

Nidhi Singh, a resident of JP Nagar, who often travels to the airport, said it is a good move if the commute time is reduced.

"The airport is situated very far from the city limits, and whether it is day or night, the traffic is not new. So, any measure to reduce the commuting time is a good one," she said.

However, Jahnavi, another resident of Jayanagar, had a different view.

“We have already reached a saturation point, and the only way out is to explore sustainable ways. The steel flyover on this busy stretch would only pave way for more number of vehicles. We have been reading in the media about worsening condition of air in Bengaluru. The government must consider other mass transit system,” Jahnavi said.

Pavithra B, a financial analyst and a frequent traveller on the stretch opined: “Rather than building a steel bridge along the stretch, the government must identify the choking points and decongest it. It not only saves the money but also helps avoid unnecessary destruction of the environment.”

(Published 01 January 2019, 16:35 IST)

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