User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: traffic-woes
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 02:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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City's rising pollution contributing to heart attacks, say doctors 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Air pollution is a significant contributor to increasing cases of heart attack in the city. According to Dr C N Manjunath, director and head of cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, around 20% of the heart attack cases admitted to the ICU at the institute are caused due to air pollution. "Most of the patients with heart attacks caused due to air pollution are drivers," he added. The prevalence of heart attacks among drivers has led the institute to pursue a study that will involve 500 autorickshaw drivers and traffic policemen. He added that certain particulate matter present in the patients' blood vessels could damage them. "Toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, ozone among others are present in the air. This is mainly due to vehicle exhaust," said Dr Adil Sadiq, head of cardiothoracic surgery and senior consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Sakra World Hospital. Dr Bhagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, ...
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Traffic jams greet office-goers, students 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic snarls were witnessed on several arterial roads of Bengaluru on Monday morning with normal life being affected as members of the public had a tough time travelling on flooded roads.

After continuous rain from the past few days, the waterlogged roads and slow-moving traffic were reported from Ecospace near the Outer Ring Road, Mysuru Road, Queen's Junction, Hennur Main Road, JC Road, Hudson Circle, City Market, Central Silk Board Junction, BTM 29th Main Junction, ITPL Main Road, Wilson Garden 10th Cross towards NIMHANS, Hebbal Circle flyover from Kempapura Junction on Ballari Road, Tumakuru Road and Nagavara.

Students and office-goers also had a tough time reaching their destination as roads were inundated with water.

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Rain, overflowing lake hit traffic on ecospace service road 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The ecospace service road, off Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Bellandur, has proved to be a nightmare for residents in the area.

Waterlogging during rain, potholes and traffic snarls have become major causes for concern in the area. The service road is home to a large number of companies. It is a residential area too.

Continuous rains over the past few days and the overflowing Saul Lake have often led to flooding on the road. The commuting experience is not likely to improve any time soon.

Speaking to DH, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (traffic, East), said "There is a huge traffic jam near ecospace.
There is one-foot-deep water on the road. The traffic police are working to control the situation. I request commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road till the situation becomes normal."
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5 Killed, more feared trapped in building collapse in Bengaluru 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Five people were buried alive after a two-storey residential building collapsed following an LPG cylinder explosion at Gundappa Layout, Ejipura, on Monday morning. Three firemen were injured when they were retrieving bodies. The incident occurred at 6.30 am. According to police, the victims are Kalavathi (68), Ravichandran (46), Hariprasad (45), Pavan Kalyan (36). Ashwini, an eight-month pregnant woman, and Sanjana (3) are believed to be trapped under the debris. The toll is likely to go up. One girl has been rescued so far. Three firemen - Suresh, Subhan and Somashekar Rao - have been admitted to the hospital. Home Minster R Ramalinga Reddy and City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar visited the spot. The incident led to a traffic jam on roads in an around the area as well as in Koramangala. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to each of those injured in the building ...
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VIPs priority for cops as motorists suffer in traffic 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Traffic came to a standstill at many places on Friday as it started raining. The problem was aggravated by the police as they converted a two-way into a one-way to enable smooth movement of ministers' vehicles at Chalukya Circle. Due to this, the movement of vehicles in front of the ACB office on Race Course Road was badly hit. "This is absolutely ridiculous on part of traffic," Rajath, a commuter said. "You can't punish the public like this when we're struck in heavy downpour. More than the police, ministers should have some sense," he charged. For over one hour, the vehicles didn't move on Race Course Road and Sivananda Circle. Senior traffic police officers were tight-lipped about the incident. A senior police officer said the police had to make way for the movement of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Vehicles virtually did not move for over two hours on Sirsi Circle flyover. Vehicles lined up in a long queue since 7 pm from Town Hall. It took hours to cross a three-km stretch of the flyover. As the ...
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What BMTC must focus on replacing personal transport in Bengaluru 13.10.2017 Citizen Matters
A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars, but where the rich use public transportation. For this to happen, BMTC must look beyond its own flattering ridership statistics, and try to improve user convenience. »
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A long way home 11.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Commuting in Bengaluru becomes a nightmare whenever it rains. Amidst endless traffic jams and elusive autorickshaws and cabs, the Metro appears to be the best option but the downpour makes the last-mile connectivity a challenge. Alight a Metro and one of the biggest problems one faces is hailing an autorickshaw or cab or boarding a Metro feeder bus. The handful of autos that are parked in front of a few Metro stations, such as Indiranagar, Halasuru, Cubbon Park and Mantri Mall, don't run by the meter and charge exorbitant rates, while the frequency of the Metro feeder buses makes them an unreliable option. Keertana Ramu, a nutritionist with Fast & Up, says she dreads commuting in the city when it rains. "Whenever it rains, the Metro seems to be the best choice but the difficult part comes after getting off. There aren't enough feeder buses and autorickshaws charge not less than Rs 200 to Rs 300 even to nearby locations," she rues, adding that because of the poor last-mile connectivity, it is difficult to ...
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Changing from bystanders to stakeholders: a year of Citizens for Bengaluru 10.10.2017 Citizen Matters
From forming a human chain to stop 'steel flyover' to Beku-BeDa Santhe a year later, Citizens for Bengaluru has come a long way, learning the ropes of dealing with government. Citizen participation is no longer an aberration but now a norm. ...
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Cityscapes-2017 asks citizens to address problems of Bengaluru 9.10.2017 Citizen Matters
The urban policy conclave hosted by Swarajya and NBF focused on dialogues important for the city, related to water, zoning, garbage, transport, urban planning etc. ...
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Airport link: Connection problems 7.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Trapped deep in a traffic jam on Ballari Road, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) would look too distant to catch your flight in time. You wish for alternative roads, rail routes and Metro links. But as you look ahead in despair, you see only the hazy sketch of a Metro map, a dusty road and a rail link utterly wasted. After much delay, the contours of a Namma Metro link to the airport are gradually taking shape. But the station locations, funding pattern and construction deadlines are still in the works. It could take years before the first train starts chugging in. Incomplete stretches That leaves the much-hyped alternative road planned through Hennur Road, Bagalur, Mylanahalli and Begur. A reality check reveals vast stretches of this road nowhere near completion. Land acquisition issues have virtually grounded work on the last three kilometers, earmarked for development by the State Public Works Department. There is no sense of urgency as the only visible proof of any activity is a lone ...
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Fit & Proper: Beware of 'traffic stress syndrome' 7.10.2017 News
The way we respond to stress plays a major role in how it affects us. Keeping a positive spirit and indulging in positive self-talk can greatly influence the way you respond to stress
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Sivananda steel bridge opponents to meet govt 6.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Regular commuters, shopkeepers and people living around Sivananda Circle and Sheshadripuram are deeply worried that the proposed steel flyover at the busy intersection would worsen the problem of flooding that was witnessed in the past few days. Many of them are upset that the state government is going ahead with steel flyover building plans and is not bothered about widening the existing railway underpass to ease the traffic congestion under it. The controversy over the construction of the steel flyover began many months ago and is still alive, thanks to flash floods this month. People are angry because the government has chosen to go ahead with the controversial project without paying attention to immediate problems like inundation of the underpass. Mahesh B P, of Sivananda Stores, feels the history of the Cauvery magic box would repeat here. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) closed down the Cauvery magic box after it experienced heavy flooding. Residents and owners of commercial ...
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NITI Aayog panel on transportation systems 6.10.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
To work on traffic, parking management and maintain roads in a cost-effective manner, NITI Aayog and International Road Federation on Friday signed a statement of intent to cooperate in Intelligent ...
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Commuters stranded for hours trying to get home 6.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
In Manyata Tech Park, people were stranded in their vehicles inside the campus for nearly three hours
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Here are the best and worst cities to drive in 6.10.2017 All International Stories
The study examined several factors: Congestion levels, public transport options
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Heavy rains lash city 5.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
A few rain-bearing dark clouds seemed to traverse the length of the city bringing chaos in its wake on Thursday afternoon. Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the city received an average 42 mm of rainfall. B...
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Potholes and metro don’t mix in Bengaluru 5.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
A combination of potholes and metro construction work has made the daily commute a nightmare
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Repair works to choke city roads for a year 4.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengalureans must brace up for one year of traffic jams and diversions as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to begin white-topping of 30 arterial roads stretching across 94 km. The Palike will kickstart the Rs 972-crore project on October 9 from the ever busy Mysuru road. The actual concrete laying work will commence from October 20 and the entire project is scheduled to be completed in August next year, according to the contract agreement. To be precise, this would mean perpetual traffic snarls and congestion for close to one year. Initially, concreting will be taken up on 33 km of heavy traffic density stretches - Outer Ring Road (ORR) between Mysuru Road junction and K R Puram (22 kms); K R Market Circle to BHEL Circle (4.80 km); Sampige Road to Metro Cash and Carry on Dr Rajkumar Road; and Mehkri Circle to Prof CNR Rao Circle (6.20 km). Anticipating traffic gridlock, the BBMP has been holding back-to-back meetings with the Traffic police for the last one ...
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Brace yourself for more chaos on the roads 4.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Biggest white topping project to date set to begin in second week of October
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Dasara rush: Cabs take 6 hours from Bengaluru to Mysuru 1.10.2017 TOI: Cities
The normal travel time between Mysuru and Bengaluru is around three hours. According to tourists who started arriving in Mysuru from Thursday night, there were traffic jams in many places.
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