GCDA to transfer land near Ambedkar Stadium

Published: 08th May 2013 09:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2013 09:45 AM   |  A+A-


Keeping in view the possibility of traffic congestion near the KSRTC stand once the Salim Rajan Overbridge is commissioned, the GCDA on Tuesay decided to hand over 7m land near the Ambedkar Stadium to the DMRC for widening the connection road.

The decision was taken at a meeting with the DMRC, traffic police and KSRTC officials.

“Once the overbridge is commissioned, heavy traffic congestion will take place at the connection road from Rajaji to the KSRTC stand. In order to avoid this bottleneck, we have decided to hand over 7m land so that the connection road can be widened,” said N Venugopal, GCDA Chairman.

“Initially the DMRC had sought 10m of land. However, we will be handing over only 7m for the road widening,” Venugopal said.

Currently, all KSRTC buses arrive and depart through this route.

The Rajaji Road is already chock-a-block with vehicles during peak hours.

KSRTC buses heading to the bus station and flow of four-wheelers and cars are expected to increase once the new flyover is opened to the public. This will greatly add to the existing traffic woes in the stretch.

Those who want to keep off the North RoB will have to take a diversion to the new RoB from MG Road.

Venugopal said the road-widening work might be taken up by the DMRC or the PWD.

An official written statement seeking the widening of the road by 7m will be submitted by the DMRC to the GCDA on Wednesday.

Venugopal said another 7m land near the Ambedkar Stadium will be handed over to the DMRC to construct a new road for one-way traffic.

“Those vehicles arriving from the MG Road can enter through the new road which will help reduce traffic congestion,” he said.


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