Several road users were put to inconvenience as the police closed the Kensington Road in Ulsoor without notice from Tuesday night to Wednesday evening to enable Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to take up repair of a main water pipe in front of the Gurudwara.As vehicles were not allowed on the busy Kensington Road abutting Ulsoor Lake, which connects central and eastern parts of the city, motorists had to make a detour to reach their destination.The traffic diversion led to snarls on several roads in and around Ulsoor during the peak hours on Wednesday.Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic-East) Mallikarjuna Swamy told The Hindu that the road was closed for traffic from 10 p.m. on Tuesday.The BWSSB had assured that it would complete the repair by 8 a.m. on Wednesday. But the work went on till afternoon following some technical problems.The BWSSB staff had to repair the main water pipe at a depth of 20 feet and water kept gushing, affecting the work, he said.After the work was completed, the road was thrown open to traffic in the evening, Mr. Swamy said.The BWSSB officials said they completed the work around 2 p.m. and replaced a pipe that was laid in 1980."
Monday, June 11, 2007
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