Chaos Set to Return as BBMP Plans to Partially Close Sirsi Circle Flyover



Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will close a part of Sirsi Circle Flyover to take up asphalting work. Starting from December 10, vehicles moving towards Town Hall will not be able to use the flyover. The BBMP might take 30 to 60 days to complete the work.

On Friday, Mayor M Goutham Kumar and BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar inspected the flyover along with officials to plan the asphalting works proposed for the flyover.

The cost of asphalting of the 2.65-km flyover, including the four loops, was estimated at Rs 4.3 crore. This is one of the oldest flyovers of Bengaluru and is also known as Balagangadhara Swamy Flyover.

The mayor directed the contractor to complete the work in thirty days. He also requested Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B R Ravikanthe Gowda to work out a traffic diversion plan. He said the work would begin in four days, a time also given to the police to chalk out alternative traffic arrangements for the City-bound vehicles.

B H Anil Kumar said that priority would be given to minimise inconvenience to the motorists. He directed officials to put up barricades, reflectors to avoid accidents.

In December last year, the civic body had closed the flyover’s carriageway from Town Hall towards Mysuru Road for asphalting work. Although the BBMP had set 40-day deadline to complete the work, the flyover was opened for traffic in both directions only in February.