User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: traffic-woes
Last updated: Jun 26 2017 08:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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PMO for bypasses to rid top 10 cities of traffic clogging 26.6.2017 TOI: India
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Last-mile connectivity issues still unaddressed 24.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Commuters in the city heaved a big sigh of relief when the Metro Green Line stretch opened recently, connecting Mantri Square Sampige Road with Yelachenahalli. Are people satisfied or do they want improvements in service and other connectivity options? Rachan Patil, a resident of Rajajinagar, gives a measured response: "Metro has given BMTC a run for its money as many feel the ticket price of Metro is less than BMTC Volvos. But Metro has also its disadvantages. Many still consider the bus to be a reliable source of transport as it reaches many places where Metro can't." Since work locations are scattered, he says, people still give thumbs up to bus services. "BMRCL should complete other phases as early as possible to lessen the traffic congestion. Personally, I prefer Metro as it is eco-friendly, safer, can reach the destination in a short time and is less stressful compared to road transport," says Patil. On connectivity issues, he suggests bike rental services at every docking station. Instead of ...
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The circular story of the Egmore roundabout 24.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Here is a first-person account of the changes it has undergone over the last few weeks
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7 Delhi-bound flights diverted to city airport due to air congestion 22.6.2017 DNA: Top News
Seven Delhi-bound flights including two international flights diverted to the Jaipur International Airport due to air traffic congestion at national capital Delhi on Wednesday. All seven flights departed to Delhi after around two hours of halt at Jaipur. “Total seven flights bound to Delhi were diverted to Jaipur between 1 to 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon,” Jaideep Singh Balhara, director, Jaipur International Airport told DNA. “Five domestic flights that were diverted included two Air India flights from Bhubaneshwar and Hyderabad respectively, Indigo flight from Hyderabad, Aliance Air flight from Pant Nagar and Jet flight from Bengaluru. Two international flights also diverted including one of China Airlines and the other one from Dhaka, a Jet flight,” he added. According to Jaipur airport director, due to congestion at Delhi, the flights could not land at the airport in the national capital and they had to take rounds for a long time over Delhi so they were diverted to Jaipur. “The flights departed for ...
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South Bengaluru queues up for metro 20.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BMRCL is yet to complete work at some stations on the newly-inaugurated stretch
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SpiceJet places order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes 20.6.2017 Latest News
Order is for 20 new 737 MAX 10 planes and conversion of 20 of SpiceJet's 737 MAX 8 aircraft
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Thousands take to new metro line in Bengaluru 20.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Thousands of commuters, including government employees and techies, on Monday boarded the new metro line between north and south of the city, saving time and avoiding the vehicular traffic-choked roads.
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SpiceJet commits to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes worth $4.7 bn 19.6.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Order is for 20 new 737 MAX 10 planes and conversion of 20 of SpiceJet's 737 MAX 8 aircraft
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Public roads, private chaos 17.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Getting trapped in peak-hour traffic near the K R Puram cable-stayed bridge should be every motorist's worst nightmare. Triggering the madness, hundreds of private buses stop right at the bridge's entry point. The traffic piles up so badly that the entire Outer Ring Road underneath comes to a grinding halt. Motorists assume that heading out of the city would be a breeze once they pass the hyper-clogged Hebbal flyover. But the heavy congestion opposite Esteem Mall would stump them. Dozens of private buses would be lined up without any order to pick up passengers at will, a definite recipe for chaos. Not shifting But unauthorised private bus stops sparking massive traffic congestions are not just an outer city phenomenon. Right within the city centre, in transport hubs such as Majestic, City Market and Kalasipalyam, private bus operators reign supreme. They are in no mood to shift to the outskirts, where satellite bus stops have sprung up albeit with disuse problems of their own. Weekends and holiday ...
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Public roads, private chaos 17.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Getting trapped in peak-hour traffic near the K R Puram cable-stayed bridge should be every motorist's worst nightmare. Triggering the madness, hundreds of private buses stop right at the bridge's entry point. The traffic piles up so badly that the entire Outer Ring Road underneath comes to a grinding halt. Motorists assume that heading out of the city would be a breeze once they pass the hyper-clogged Hebbal flyover. But the heavy congestion opposite Esteem Mall would stump them. Dozens of private buses would be lined up without any order to pick up passengers at will, a definite recipe for chaos. Not shifting But unauthorised private bus stops sparking massive traffic congestions are not just an outer city phenomenon. Right within the city centre, in transport hubs such as Majestic, City Market and Kalasipalyam, private bus operators reign supreme. They are in no mood to shift to the outskirts, where satellite bus stops have sprung up albeit with disuse problems of their own. Weekends and holiday ...
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Private bus pick-up points, a recipe for chaos 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
On the already congested city roads, the last thing commuters would want is a private bus flouting rules and triggering another traffic jam. The city traffic police are finding it tough to regulate the bus drivers and ensure smooth vehicular flow. Frequent rains during the monsoon season have made commuting extremely tiring for Bengalureans. This problem is now magnified, worsening the congestion at choke points such as Kalasipalyam, Anandrao Circle and KR Puram. Charan Nagaraju, a commuter from RT Nagar, explains the problem: "The issues related to private buses are about lack of monitoring safety measures and safety compliance, rash driving, overloading, extra luggage, illegal vehicles, pollution caused by unfit vehicles and untrained drivers." Often, congestion is triggered on arterial roads when the private buses stop for picking up or dropping passengers. This gets worse during the peak hours. Nagaraj contends the problem is not caused by private buses alone, but by the systemic failure of the local ...
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Wrong parking, overspeeding, the nightmares 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Many areas in the city have turned accident-prone zones due, primarily, to a large number of private buses violating traffic rules. Heres a list: Yeshwantpur (near railway station), Jalahalli, Gorguntepalya, Central, Navarang Circle, Tin Factory, Hebbal, KR Puram, Kengeri, Satellite bus station on Mysuru Road, Madiwala, Electronics City, Gandhinagar, Anand Rao Circle, Shanthinagar bus stand, Kalasipalyam, City Market and Malleswaram. The city traffic police have reported a spike in accidents in these areas, which are also notorious for congestion. Traffic gets particularly clogged between 5 am and 9 am, and from 8 pm to 11 pm every day. Things go out of control during festivals and holidays. Private operators are permitted to operate buses on contract carriage and stage carriage basis. The passengers have a common destination in a contract carriage, whereas a stage carriage meets the requirements of the general travelling public who pay the fare for the distance they propose to travel. Explains a senior ...
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President unveils Bengaluru Metro Rail's first phase 17.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru on Saturday became the second after Delhi to have a Metro network running across the city with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurating the completed first phase.
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Mukherjee dedicates Bengaluru Metro to nation 17.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru on Saturday became the second city after Delhi to have a full-fledged Metro network in all the four directions, with President Pranab Mukherjee dedicating the last section of the first phase to the nation.
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IMD forecasts more rain in the next 2-3 days in Bengaluru 16.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The city on Friday afternoon experienced a sudden downpour with strong winds blowing at a speed of 53 kmph. This, according to India Meteorological Department officials, is a feature of the south west monsoon. Till 5.30 pm, the city received 6 mm rainfall, while HAL airport recorded 21.6 mm and Kempegowda International Airport received 1.2 mm rainfall. Due to the strong wind and sudden downpour, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room received complaints of tree falls near Vidhana Soudha and in RT Nagar. BBMP workers were sent to these spots immediately to clear them to prevent traffic jams. Slow moving traffic was also reported in most parts of the city. The cloudy sky and cool showers helped bring down the mercury. The maximum temperature in the city at 5.30 pm was 28.4 degrees Celsius, which is 1.6 degrees less than the maximum normal of 30 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperatures at HAL and international airport were 29 and 28.8 degrees Celsius respectively. IMD officials have ...
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BBMP official pulled up for 'acting like court' 16.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday pulled up a BBMP official for imitating court orders without holding any jurisdiction. A division bench comprising Justice Jayant Patel and Justice N K Sudhindra Rao lambasted the official and asked him if he himself is a court. Hearing a contempt petition filed by Abshot Layout Residents Association against M B Tippanna, town planning additional director, BBMP, the bench expressed displeasure in the way the court orders were recreated without holding any powers of the court. Abshot Layout Residents Association had filed a petition complaining about the plan sanction granted to Nitesh Estates Ltd wherein, they were to use a narrow road as access to the upcoming residential complex. The residents had contended that the narrow road would lead to traffic congestion. The high court had directed BBMPs additional director (Town Planning) to hold a hearing with all people concerned. The hearing was conducted. Tippanna passed an order on August 20, 2016 that sanction plan ...
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They quit jobs to rehabilitate elephants 16.6.2017 TOI: Home
You know you’ve achieved the zen state of mind when you opt out of the rat race to focus on more important things in life. That’s something every third Bengalurean wants to do but the materialistic cycle of life is often a hard habit to break
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Work on to reduce width of roundtana 16.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Work has begun to reduce the width of diameter of roundtana at Kondalampatti Bypass on Bengaluru – Madurai National Highway here so that vehicular movement remains smooth. With traffic congestion beco...
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Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat
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Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat
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