User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: traffic-woes
Last updated: Aug 20 2017 03:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Jail speeding motorists, suggest citizens 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens at the interactive session came out with many workable solutions to reduce traffic problems. Citizens asked the police to address students at colleges regularly to create awareness about consequences of wheelie and reckless riding. Some suggested having drunk driving checks points right in front of pubs and bars so that road users don't dare to commit the offence. Prakash, a participant, said: "Ban all penalties for overspeeding. Keep offenders in police custody for five hours. Offenders will learn a lesson and never dare to speed." Arthur Solomon, a resident of Hanumanthnagar, made a workable suggestion. "Make it mandatory for IT professionals to travel by a public transport once a week." EP Menon, director, India Development Foundation, suggested police coordinate with BMTC and KSRTC and train drivers. Suresh Babu from Basavanagudi requested the police to synchronise wireless systems at junctions so that ambulances get a smooth passage. One of the suggestions was to have a mandatory number, on ...
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City to get long flyovers to fix traffic woes 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government is considering building long flyovers to ease traffic congestion on Bengaluru's roads. Speaking at 'Traffix The Problem', a DH citizen forum initiative to find solutions to the traffic problems, Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said the city had just three long flyovers — at KR Market, on Hosur Road and on Tumakuru Road in Peenya. "There are some small flyovers, underpasses and subways which actually cause congestion. In order to move vehicles away from the central business district and other congested localities, we need long flyovers. The government is seriously considering them," he said. Kumar said Bengaluru required three times more police personnel than the present strength. Still, increased manpower alone will not solve the problem. What is needed is a joint effort between all the stakeholders, he added. "More than four lakh vehicles pass between the Central Silk Board junction and Marathahalli at rush hour — between 9 am and 10 am and between 5 pm and ...
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Serial accident disrupts traffic on Marathahalli Road 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
Traffic movement on the busy Marathahalli Road was disrupted for over two hours on Friday morning due to a serial accident involving a truck, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus an...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Avoid these roads today 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic police have requested road users to avoid roads in and around Freedom Park on Friday between 10.30 am and 1 pm in view of a protest rally organised by the BJP.

According to traffic police, heavy congestion can be expected at K R Circle, Seshadri Road, Anand Rao Circle, Maurya Junction, Maharani College Junction, Subbanna Junction, Race Course Road and Chalukya Circle.

The traffic police will deploy additional forces to control vehicular flow on road manually. Citizens have been advised to move on alternative roads to reach their destinations.
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Bengaluru's Varthur lake spills toxic foam on streets 17.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Locals believe that this toxic foam could cause an epidemic in the area.
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Bengaluru South comes to a halt 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic was paralysed in most parts of Bengaluru south on Wednesday owing to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhis two public functions. A large number of party workers and people headed to Bengaluru south for the launch of Indira Canteen and Congress public rally at Kanakanapalya and National College grounds. Traffic slowed down around 9 am and the situation went out of control by 10 am. The police had made massive security arrangements for Rahul Gandhi along his route. Buses and private vehicles were parked on both sides of roads contributing to the congestion. According to the police, most roads and areas in Bengaluru south witnessed congestion till 2 pm. The worst hit areas and roads were South End Circle, Basavanagudi, Chamarajpet, Town Hall, K R Circle, Hudson Circle, Kanakanapalya, Nrupatunga Road, R V Road, R V Teachers College, Lal Bagh Road, J C Road, Gandhi Bazaar, Madhavan Park, T Mariyappa Road, Siddapura, Patalamma Gudi Road, Sajjan Rao Circle, Basappa Circle, Armugam Circle, Shankarpuram, ...
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Residents stranded as sudden rain lashes city 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents were caught unawares by the downpour in the city on Wednesday evening. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 25.8 mm rainfall, HAL airport recorded trace rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport received 18.8 mm. It started raining at 8 pm and continued till 8.45 pm.

In just 45 minutes of rainfall, flooding and traffic jams were reported in most of the central business district areas. Traffic policemen were seen clearing the overflowing sewage at Shivananda Circle. A tree was uprooted here and BBMP authorities got it cleared to make way for traffic.

Flooding was also reported near Chinnaswamy Stadium on MG Road. Waterlogging and snail-paced traffic was reported also at Kamakshipalya, Majestic and surrounding areas. The IMD has forecast rain coupled with thundershowers for the next two days.
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'No cash' excuse for fine won't work 15.8.2017 Latest News
Traffic rule violators, mostly young people, come up with all kinds of excuses to avoid paying up
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Explore alternatives to widening of Sarjapur Road, says ex-MLA 14.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The government is bent on widening Sarjapur Road instead of widening alternative roads, said former MLA B V Ramachandra Reddy. Reddy has formed the Committee Fighting Widening of Sarjapur Road to oppose the proposed widening of the road. Reddy said widening of road from Marathahalli to Electronics City will reduce traffic from Koramangala, HSR Layout and other surrounding places. "Such is the planning of BBMP that it brings traffic to the city only to divert it later. It is causing regular traffic jams," said Reddy. He suspected vested interests of powerful people in the widening of Sarjapur Road. He opined that big realtors who have invested on Sarjapur Road must be pushing for widening the road. Reddy claimed that at least 16 flats of an apartment will give way for widening of the road. The BBMP is insisting that land losers should accept transferable development rights (TDR) instead of monetary compensation as demanded by the committee members. On the other hand, the committee wants compensation to be ...
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Tree-felling: Demand for public consultation grows 14.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Residents form human chain around trees marked to be cut for signal-free corridor on Old Airport Road
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Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield suburban rail from Aug 18 13.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As civil works for a metro line between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield are set to choke traffic further, Railways is preparing to operate suburban service on the route from August 18. The much-anticipated Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield line, Reach 1 of Namma Metro's Phase 2 project, involves taking up works on road which sees heavy traffic. The road-widening work has already affected the traffic as several stretches of the road have turned into bottlenecks. In its recent meeting, the Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA) had urged the Railways to start a suburban service to Baiyappanahalli to help commuters. Member of Parliament P C Mohan had also written to the Railway minister urging him to "start a suburban rail between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield at the earliest." Three trains "From August 18, three MEMU trains will run on this route. The railway officials will publish the timetable soon," Mohan said. Thousands of people employed in various industries in Hoodi, Whitefield, and ...
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Roads choke as 1L people visit Lalbagh flower show 13.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic came to a grinding halt on major roads, mainly in Bengaluru South on Sunday as a large number of people thronged the Lalbagh Botanical Garden on the penultimate day of the Independence Day flower show. Horticulture Department sources said that 87,200 adults and 9,200 children visited the Lalbagh on Sunday. The department made a collection of Rs 47.84 lakh in one day through sale of tickets. Vehicular movement slowed towards noon as people came to Lalbagh in private vehicles. Parking for visitors' vehicles was provided outside the botanical garden. Traffic snarls But as the crowds swelled, the surrounding roads were packed with vehicles, resulting in traffic jams, said the police. As a ripple effect, the traffic movement slowed down in Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Shantinagar, Double Road, J C Road and even near the City Railway Station in the afternoon and this continued till almost 5 pm. It was a bumper-to-bumper ride on roads in Sudhamnagar, VVPuram, Kalasipalyam, parts of Basavanagudi, Chamarajpet, ...
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It's real, actor Upendra to launch political party 11.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Popular Kannada actor 'Real Star' Upendra, who is all set to test political waters this time in real life, on Friday said his move is a humble effort to empower people in a democracy. In an audio circulated to media houses and posted on social media, Upendra raises questions about the attitude of elected representatives, whom he refers to as "people's servants" and living on the taxes paid by the common man. In the 13-minute audio monologue, Upendra says his new party will not hold rallies or any campaigns. "Satyameva Jayate" will be slogan of the new political outfit. "There won't be any publicity like other parties have - no banners, no posters, no rallies and no traffic jams, no caste...I will reach out to you with the help of truth. This is just an attempt." Upendra had indicated his intentions to step into the political arena at least twice--- first in 2010 and later in 2014. Most of Upendra's movies have political satire in them. In the movie Super, he becomes the chief minister. The actor has once ...
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Awareness walk on tree transplantation 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The members of Sarjapur Residents' Welfare Association are planning to conduct a walk on August 12 to create awareness about the transplantation of the trees on ITPL to Kadugodi stretch. As the works for the second phase of Metro is about to begin, about 60 trees will be cut along the line. Joy V R, secretary of the association, said, "We understand that the Metro serves a larger purpose and helps in resolving the traffic problems along with reducing pollution. But at the same time, there has to be a balance with respect to nature. Cutting trees is not the only solution. The transplantation of trees is possible and we are conducting an awareness walk just to create awareness among the government officials that they need not cut the tree but transplant them from one place to the other and it will bloom." Joy also said that if the government officials still go ahead and cut the trees, then the members of the association will try to protect as many trees as possible by transplanting through crowd funding. ...
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Bengaluru to get India’s first ‘heli-taxi’ service 4.8.2017 Hindu: News
Flying over traffic jams, travellers from Electronics City can reach airport in 15 minutes
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Cops for 6-month moratorium on vehicle registration 2.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Congested roads, improper road planning and traffic mismanagement together define all that is wrong with commuting in Bengaluru. Many arterial roads remain overcrowded despite being widened to the hilt. Clearly, there is mismatch in the city's vehicle population and its road network. The existing roads, flyovers, underpasses and subways just can't handle the vehicle population of 70 lakhs and counting, say the traffic police. Two-wheelers account for more than 70% of the vehicle population while cars (15%), autorickshaws (4%) and buses, vans and Tempo Travellers (8%) make up the rest. Clearly, people prefer personal vehicle to public transport. About 20% of the space on most of the roads is used for parking. Experts suggest the construction of multi-storey parking complexes to reduce congestion. Police recommend suspending registration of new vehicles for six months, besides adopting the Singapore model of imposing steep parking fees and strict enforcement of lane discipline. High parking fees on certain ...
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Radio jockeys, the new celebrities 31.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Today, radio is the hyper-local medium that has gone beyond its role of reading the news or playing popular music. Manavi Kapur and Nikita Puri report.
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Flying over consultations 29.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Widespread public protests had forced the government to withdraw the controversial Rs 1,800-crore Basaveshwara Circle steel flyover project. Months later, a similar but much smaller project has sparked a protest by the local residents, echoing a recurring lacuna: Lack of public consultation, a process that ought to have preceded every infrastructure proposed in the people's name. Local residents and traders in the vicinity of the proposed flyover at Sivananda Circle are not convinced that the structure will decongest the place. They question the problem itself. Barring 30 minutes during the morning and evening peak, the traffic is perfectly manageable, they contend. Spending Rs 50 crore on a 330-metre steel flyover, they say, is simply not justified. Srinivas Alavilli from Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) insists that the protest is not an irrational anti-development stance. It is about being kept in the dark about a project that directly affects the residents. Nothing is in public domain. "Only when they ...
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Flying over consultations 29.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Widespread public protests had forced the government to withdraw the controversial Rs 1,800-crore Basaveshwara Circle steel flyover project. Months later, a similar but much smaller project has sparked a protest by the local residents, echoing a recurring lacuna: Lack of public consultation, a process that ought to have preceded every infrastructure proposed in the people's name. Local residents and traders in the vicinity of the proposed flyover at Sivananda Circle are not convinced that the structure will decongest the place. They question the problem itself. Barring 30 minutes during the morning and evening peak, the traffic is perfectly manageable, they contend. Spending Rs 50 crore on a 330-metre steel flyover, they say, is simply not justified. Srinivas Alavilli from Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) insists that the protest is not an irrational anti-development stance. It is about being kept in the dark about a project that directly affects the residents. Nothing is in public domain. "Only when they ...
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