The steel flyover at Sivananda Circle has been closed over concerns about the quality of work.
The closure: The BBMP opened the flyover on August 15. However, it has now been closed by authorities to vehicles. Repair works were being done by about half a dozen workers.
- Riders had been complaining about difficulties due to the steep gradient. Recently, a bus filled with goods got stuck below the flyover due to low vertical clearance.
- The problems came just a day after the flyover was opened to the public. A viral video showed an auto moving on its bumpy expansion joints.
Poor planning: A trader said the flyover is an example of poor planning and construction. The expansion joints had become speed breakers, and the surface is uneven. Some residents say the flyover will be useless unless the nearby railway bridge is widened.