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Work on underpass near Maharani’s College begins

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People watch as labourers go about their work near Maharani’s College, where an underpass will come up, on Saturday.
People watch as labourers go about their work near Maharani’s College, where an underpass will come up, on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

The Rs. 4-crore project is expected to be completed in a month

Installation of pre-cast elements at the junction is expected to be completed in a week

Traffic has been diverted in view of the construction work

Bangalore: Work on the underpass using pre-cast elements at the junction of Palace Road and Seshadri Road near Maharani’s College commenced on Friday midnight.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is constructing the underpass at a cost of about Rs. 4 crore, and the work is expected to be completed in a month.

However, the installation of pre-cast elements at the junction is expected to be completed in a week.

Construction of underpass will enable two-way signal-free vehicular movement on Palace Road between State Bank of Mysore circle and Basaveshwara circle.

The city police have prohibited movement of vehicles towards the Maharani College circle from Mysore Bank Circle, Seshadri Road and from Palace Road (from CoD Headquarters). It has also banned movement of vehicles from Kanakadasa Circle to Jail Junction and from Kanakadasa Cricle to Palace Road junction.

Motorists going towards City Civil Court from K.R. Circle have to take a detour via Nrupatunga Road and K.R. Road.

BMTC and KSRTC buses from Khoday’s Circle have to take a left turn at the Jail Junction and go via Y. Ramachandra Road, Palace Road, Old Post Office Road and K.R. Circle. Other vehicles can take a left turn on the flyover and take the Racecourse Road.

Buses going towards Palace Road from Basaveshwara Circle will be diverted towards the High Grounds police station junction, T. Chowdiah Road and Traffic Headquarters. Other vehicles will take a left turn at the AG’s junction and touch Vidhana Soudha West Gate circle, Devaraj Urs Road, M.S. Building Road and Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi.

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