It was a few years ago around 2004..stuck on the BTM layout road btw the them Udupi Garden junction and SB..I missed many important client calls..I cursed everyone, everything..but never did I wish for a BETL flyover or more roads,..aparently after 10 years everything I did not wish for is happening!
Now to ease road pressures govt is planning to encroach upon little more than 2 acres of Madivala lake area to build roads for the internet weary junkies..
With the daily commute from Electronics City towards Bannerghatta Road getting more distressing by the day for motorists (especially the techies), the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to develop the service road adjacent to the Madiwala Lake into a 20-metre wide road to divert traffic away from the Silk Board junction and ease the chaos at BTM Layout and Jayadeva Hospital junctions.
While the move would put a smile on the face of the much-hassled motorists, the flip side is that nearly 8,700 square metres of the water body would be reclaimed for construction of the 20 metre-wide (65 feet) road. The Lake Development Authority (LDA) and the forest department have given clearances for building the road along the lake's shore at a meeting held recently
full BM report here
This project apprently has the blessings of the commissioner and the transport minister, who is also the local MLA of the place.
But was there a real need for this at all?
It would have been really appreciated if they had put their efforts in getting the metro in place connecting ecity and jayanagar on a war footing...
This road plan needs to be stopped immediately and these lakes that are our heritage needs to be conserved !