It was in 2010, in a meeting for tendersure plan review at STUP office that a discussion on marenahalli road came up and the review board member said that STUP had proposed a elevated road and metro line resting on the same pillar was the best sollution on marenahalli road to handle traffic on the busy jayanagar/btm stretch including Jayadeva.
I was mightily impressed by that and was very sure that was indeed the sollution that we should go with.
So the same plan is back on track with the new MD proposing that design to solve the Jayadeva interchange dilemma..it looks like this :
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So thinking back again about the sollution makes one wonder what is the actual problem that we are trying to solve!
We were to ease the traffic on the roads by giving a mass public transport sollution, so if that is the case do we need to augment the road network too?
What is the traffic study pre/post metro which warrants the need for such a elevated road?
What is the cost associated with this super big bridge/interchange planned?
We bungled up doing a BETL on Hosur road when all that 10 lane road needed was a series of short bridges and a metro line..now we are trying to hit the nail on this PPP project by getting metro to EC?
Why are we over-engineering sollutions for traffic issues in the city..
Way too many questions unanswered!