There is good news for motorists using the Outer Ring Road in Bangalore South. While the Puttenahalli underpass will be thrown open to traffic in the first week of October, vehicular movement from Uttarahalli Road side will be allowed in the long-awaited Kadirenahalli underpass, though it will be completed only in December.

The announcement came from the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Siddaiah who inspected the site here on Monday.

K.R. Market subway

Another long-pending project, the pedestrian subway at K.R. Market, will also have to wait longer for completion as the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has to shift the underground drainage (UGD) pipeline running alongside. Only after this is done will a fresh deadline for the project completion will be set.

Mr. Siddaiah announced a new bus shelter near the subway in front of Town Hall as the BBMP had received several requests from the public.

The Commissioner instructed officials to renovate the toilet in the Silver Jubilee Park and upgrade its lighting. The park was last renovated in 2005.

He inspected Chennammanakere Tank Bed Road where a retaining wall of the storm water drain collapsed on Saturday. Repair work will start on Tuesday as another portion of the wall is on the verge of collapse posing a threat to the public, he said.

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