Metro work begins at Basavanagudi and Jayanagar

It was MG Road area that saw all the action till now. BMRCL has now started some work on RV road between teacher’s college junction and Rajalaxmi Kalyana Mantapa. They have just about begun some digging work, and have put up some small barricades here and there near the medians through this stretch. From what I saw, it looks like they will be doing all the digging and construction work near the median. That means Laxman Rau Park – the green stretch on either side of the road between South End Circle and Rajalaxmi Kalyana Mantapa – might escape the axe. This is one of the most beautiful roads you can see in Bangalore and it would be nice to see it remain that way.

I did not manage to get any photos, but will carry the camera next time I go that way. And don’t be surprised if Ravi manages to beat me in getting the pics!

5 Comments so far

  1. Anon (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    Yes, it is “the best road” in Bangalore. If only we had such roads all over the city. Thank you, Madhav Rao.

  2. MP (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    I am worried about one thing. The Metro activities on this road has meant that one lane on each direction is taken away for the excavation at certain key spots. Does this mean the pillars of the elevated carriageway will be erected here and end up reducing the effective width of this road?

  3. Arun (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    MP, I am not very sure, but as far as I understand the Metro goes underground in this section.

  4. M O H A N (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    Under ground or overhead, we pedistrians have to run for cover – no gaurantee the underground does not cave in!!!

  5. MP (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

    That section of the Metro is definitely not underground. It is elevated. The excavation or whatever they are doing right now has started taking its toll on traffic already. The drive time to get past RV road has already increased by 15 minutes during non-peak hours.

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