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Cracks showing on Kadugodi overbridge

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The railway overbridge at Kadugodi junction in Whitefield was to have been completed in 15 months but it took almost four years. One would have expected that extra time to have been translated into better quality. But motorists travelling on the 640-metre bridge have a different story. In about 20 months since its opening in July 2010, the bridge is cracking at places and even has shrubs growing on it.

Ask Railways, says BBMP
When we contacted BBMP over the shoddy job, they were quick to point out that the density of traffic means the road keeps coming up for repair. “But the major issues with the construction are not our fault because it was the Railways that built the bridge. A two-year-old structure ideally should not start showing cracks. But the Railways are the only ones who can answer the question about quality,” said a senior engineer with the BBMP. The engineering arm of the Railways remained tight-lipped over the matter.

When S Mani, DRM, was contacted, he first denied there were any cracks, but he, however, said he would look into the matter.

Traffic police say they have a real problem on their hands during peak hours. The stretch that falls under Whitefield police station limits has to be often manned by cops. “The divider certainly causes problems during peak hours,” said sub-inspector Dharmappa 

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