Remember this accusation made seven months ago? refer DH article from May:
The protesters said that the BDA has proposed a signal free corridor, with four underpasses at Koramangala-check-post, St John’s Hospital junction, Krupanidhi College junction and Jakkasandra junction, to help a builder who has proposed to construct a mall close to the Agara Lake
Its a different matter if this really was the story behind these now-stuck Koramangala underpasses. But the mall does seem to be coming up. Just south of the area where some of us dreamt of a "Challaghatta Park", construction work seems to be on, right here, marked on the map below:
So what do we think about this mall? No point' discussing whether its needed and all. But what happens to transportation planning for this area? The road next to it is considered to be a arterial/radial trunk. What should be expected of large commercial or residential buildings coming up on arterial roads? And being so close to the lake, are any lake-bed area related norms being violated. Perhaps not, but worth an ask.