Even as the Bruhat
While some residents came from as far as Rajajinagar, others later joined them from nearby. When the protestors were at the junction between 10.45 pm and 1 am on Monday, they even went around to check if the BBMP vehicles were around. They want the BBMP to tweak the alignment of the underpass or drop the project permanently to save the trees. Also, residents wonder why the civic body is building an underpass at a ‘T’ junction when similar infrastructure interventions are provided on junctions where four roads meet.
“There was no thought of building an underpass when the
Another resident of Vinayak Nagar said the junction does not see too many traffic jams. “Assuming that there is an underpass at this point, where will the traffic get shifted to? We will spend the time saved in this junction at the next junction,” he said. This junction is at least providing shade for motorists as they wait for the green signal, he said, adding, “This is better than waiting in the signal under the scorching heat.”
So far, the BBMP has axed eight rain trees that are about 50 years old. The civic body has proposed to axe down a total of 25 trees. In addition to these, officials have already trans-located seven trees.