‘Widen Railway Underpasses on Ring Road’
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‘Widen Railway Underpasses on Ring Road’

August 5, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Asserting that the Railway Underpasses on the Ring Road are accident-prone due to their unscientific nature,  JD(S) activists led by Corporator K.V. Sridhar staged a demonstration near the Underpass of Mysuru-Arasikere Railway track on Ring Road, close to Hotel Royal Inn Junction on KRS Road, this morning. They sought widening of the Underpass stretches in order to avoid frequent and fatal accidents.

Maintaining that Underpasses were built in an improper manner over two decades ago, Corporator Sridhar said that the roads at  Underpasses on Ring Road at Arasikere Railway track, Belavatha and near RBI are very narrow.

Pointing out that the four-lane Ring Road narrows down to two-lane  at the Underpasses which pose danger to motorists, especially two-wheeler riders, he said that frequent accidents at these stretches leading to loss of lives in some cases  are being reported almost every other day. But despite several representations seeking widening of the Underpass stretches to the District Administration, Railways and other Departments concerned, nothing has been done to rectify these unscientific stretches on this important road, which is widely used by motorists.

Noting that thousands of vehicles travel daily on the ever busy Ring Road that connects KRS Road with Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway at Manipal Hospitals junction, he urged the authorities to take immediate measures to expand the Underpass stretches in the interests of motorists and to reduce traffic jams.  Stating that the Ring Road is of huge tourist, industrial and commercial importance for the city, he warned of intensifying the stir if the authorities fail to take measures for Underpass widening, which has become an absolute necessity with increasing vehicle density.

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Corporator Prema Shankaregowda, former Corporator K.V. Mallesh and others  took part in the protest.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “‘Widen Railway Underpasses on Ring Road’”

  1. Sanjay Kini says:

    Indian Railways has built a subway in a record time of just 5 Hours on a 4-track busy line in Andhra Pradesh in 2018, SWR must be able to complete each underpass in 24 Hours if they want to, with maximum manpower, cranes, excavators and dump trucks. The Underpass gives a bad impression to tourists entering /exiting the city through the ring road via KRS road. This is a major eyesore in the development of the city infrastructure. Maybe our MP Mr Simha will speak to the railway minister and get it sanctioned soon.

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