Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Visitors affected on Tumakuru Street as a result of closure of Peenya flyover in Bengaluru


Visitors snarls have been reported from the areas surrounding the Peenya flyover, like Goraguntepalya, Peenya, Jalahalli and Dasarahalli, on January 17, 2024. File Picture
| Picture Credit score: MURALI KUMAR Ok

The closure of the Peenya flyover (Dr Shivakumar Swami flyover), by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI), induced some confusion amongst commuters on the busy Tumakuru Street on Wednesday, January 17, morning.  

The flyover was closed at 11 p.m. on Tuesday for the NHAI to carry out repairs and retrofitting of the Bengaluru-Nelamangala viaduct which belongs to Nationwide Freeway 4. The NHAI can also be additionally finishing up load exams on 240 prestressed cables that are newly added. 

Because of this, visitors snarls have been reported from the areas surrounding the flyover, like Goraguntepalya, Peenya, Jalahalli and Dasarahalli.  

“For over a yr now, there may be solely confusion surrounding that flyover. I used to be relieved when it was opened for visitors, however at present morning on my method to work, I realised they’d closed the flyover once more. With out prior planning, I needed to spend round 15 further minutes within the visitors,” mentioned Mithun Rajesh, a resident of Yeshwantpur. 

The Bengaluru Visitors Police (BTP) had issued visitors diversions final week for each, automobiles travelling from Nelamangala in the direction of Bengaluru metropolis and automobiles transferring from CMTI junction in the direction of Nelamangala.  

The visitors, nevertheless, subsided after the morning peak hour. “As all of the automobiles needed to go beneath the flyover, there was some congestion and extra visitors than ordinary throughout the peak hour. But it surely was not so extreme that it affected the motion of automobiles,” mentioned M. N. Anucheth, Joint Commissioner of Police (Visitors), Bengaluru. 

The visitors motion on the flyover will resume at 11 a.m on January 19.  

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