Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fifteen day fever (or five day fever - part mooru, with picharsu)

The initial furore over the underpass has died down. The underpass now draws regulars, who visit it every day and check on its progress. The BMP commissioner, anxious to save his name and ancestral familial reputation, has camped permanently on the construction site and swears to leave only after it is complete.

A small representation of the genteel crowds of Malleswaram and Sadashivnagar greeted him yesterday to provide genteel words of encouragement. The commissioner smiled, pinched babies' cheeks where available and said: "With the support of people like you, I am not worried." The small representation returned home happy and reassured.

The delinquent bulldozer has been pressed back into service and now chomps up clods of earth in a quiet, compliant manner. The crane has accepted the bulldozer's apology for any harrassment caused and all is well in underpassland.

Except, with two days to go for the extended completion deadline, the magic box underpass looks like this.



But hey, whats the hurry. We don't have an elevated rail to catch, do we.

8 comments:

plush said...

aww....namma benglooro..thanx biker picsge..

maxdavinci said...

looks like just one lane through the underpass.....

Anonymous said...

The Underpass looks like a wormhole to me....What were the planners thinking when they designed it!! Will it ever suffice the ever growing Bangalore vehicular numbers.. Only time will tell....

And Yeey for the patch up between the Bulldozer and the Crane...

narendra shenoy said...

About the right size if you wanted to entomb the body of the BMP commissioner for his journey to the great corporation office in the sky, along with wives and concubines.

RustyNeurons said...

Will volvos and other buses be able to manage in this?????????
It would be single file of traffic I guess within these boxes!!!

Bikerdude said...

plush: Anytime :)

max: Yup. Small road, what to do :(

anonymous: Yeah Im a bit nervous about it too, but hey, cant hurt I suppose. Unfortunately thats about as big as they can make the underpass, cos of the size of the road.

rusty: Yeah I think they are tall enough for big vehicles. The single lane is worrisome though, lets see, maybe it'll work once all the 4 underpasses are complete, hopefully in another month.

narendrashenoy: LOL you bet!

small squirrel said...

I think they are simply making one underground donut baker outlet, yaar.

I saw this mess myself the other day and laughed my fool head off.

what will I do in the US without this kind of thing to entertain me> :(

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