One flyover at Agara open, one at Iblur shortly

Viswanath Seetharam, general secretary, Outer Ring Road Companies’ Association (ORRCA) shares the following information.

The agara flyover while coming from HSR BDA Complex towards Iblur is open. The second flyover at agara for vehicles moving from Iblur side towards Silkboard is yet to be completed and may take a couple of months more.

Agara flyover

Also, the vehicles plying from Iblur towards Silkboard will be allowed to go straight from today in the road between the two flyovers at Agara junction. Earlier the vehicles had to take a compulsory left turn at 27th Main.

Vehicles that may need to go to HSR/Agara have to take a free left turn before the start of the flyover at Agara junction starting from the HSR Layout junction side. Follow lane discipline, so it is easy for residents of HSR to get onto 27th main or to Agara village.

Agara flyover

The Iblur flyover is likely to be open in a day or two. The roads will also be asphalted below the flyovers for free flow of traffic. Traffic can flow freely in three directions. At the same time we will also need to give the same and constant support to traffic police and BDA so that the work at Bellandur, Kadubeesana Halli and Devarabeesana Halli also gets completed.

ORRCA will re-deploy guards to the new junctions as and when the situation demands after July 12th, once the flyovers are inaugurated and open to public.

Lorry traffic has been stopped during peak hours; Buses to follow lane discipline (stop/pick passengers only at bus-stops and be on left lane of the road). Follow the rules as per the boards put up by BDA (LMV on service road and HMV on mainroads).  Please follow lane discpiline to avoid penalties.

Lastly, please do not start to get your cars as it will again load the roads with traffic, people who are using public transport (BMTC/private bus services), please continue to do so.

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There is one aspect of the new construction that needs attention. Pedestrians trying to cross the Iblur junction under the flyovers to catch buses have quite a harrowing time navigating the various lanes of traffic to get to the opposite side. A pedestrian crossing and traffic police/wardens/volunteers to ensure they cross at the right place is required.

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