User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: traffic-woes
Last updated: Mar 23 2017 12:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Most bike taxis screech to a halt 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Bike taxis are popular in Indonesia and Thailand, where they weave through traffic jams to get people around in a fraction of the time a cab takes.
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679 extra CCTV cameras to secure CBD 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Much-needed to solve congestion in Bengaluru: flexible traffic signals 21.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Anganwadi staffers' protest causes gridlock in CBD areas 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Thousands of Anganwadi workers took to the streets, demanding a hike in their wages, near Freedom Park on Monday. Protesters refused to budge from the venue and halted there overnight. The protest left the traffic choked in the Central Business District during peak hours. Thousands of them, under the aegis of CITU, sat on the streets in protest, claiming that talks with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah were not fruitful. They said the budgetary allocation made this year was meagre to meet their demands of hike in wages. S Varalakshmi, president, Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers Association, said they had demanded that the government increase the wages of anganwadi workers from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 and that of helpers from Rs 3,000 to Rs 7,500. "We will not budge till this is assured. To pay us the wages, there must be an allocation of Rs 612 crore. This year, only 110 crore has been allocated. When they can increase the work hours from 4.5 to 6.5, why not hike our wages?" she said. Protesters complained ...
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The risk factor 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Walking is a basic and known mode of transport in all societies around the world. Virtually every trip begins and ends with walking. Walking comprises the sole means of travel on some journeys, whether a long trip or a short stroll to a shop. It is a well established fact that walking has health and environmental benefits. On one hand, it improves the health of an individual and reduces vehicular traffic contributing to reduced air pollution. Due to these benefits, traffic planners in major cities encourage walking for short distance journeys to reduce traffic congestion. Unfortunately, in Indian cities and towns, due to lack of adequate pedestrian facilities and indiscipline among road-users, walking may also lead to increased risk of road traffic accidents and injuries. In Indian cities, the number of pedestrians killed is almost 50% of the total road accidental deaths. In Bengaluru city, the number of pedestrians killed generally account for more than 40% of the total lives lost in road ...
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A flyover above flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A second-level flyover has been proposed to be built above the flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (near Deve Gowda petrol pump in Padmanabhanagar, south Bengaluru). The second flyover will be built from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to Padmanabhanagar and will run above the existing flyover, which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had inaugurated a month ago. Thus, there will be a three-layer intersection as part of the signal-free corridor from Nayandahalli junction to Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a total of nine grade separators in the state budget proposals for 2017-18 and allocated Rs 421 crore for them. He said the projects were required to ensure seamless vehicular movement. While the length of the grade separators has not been decided yet as the detailed project report has not been prepared, each of them could be 1.5 km to 2 km long. BBMP chief engineer B S Prahallad said the second-level flyover ...
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Frothing Varthur lake causes traffic snarls 17.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Heavy froth in Varthur lake on Friday morning spread all over the road near Virginia Mall causing traffic snarls on Whitefield Road connecting HAL Airport. People drove cautiously fearing skin and respiratory diseases from the highly contaminated Varthur lake which could even be carcinogenic. The foam remained on the road for almost two hours. As a result, there was chock-a-block traffic for quite some time. The frothing came as a surprise to many, including the chief executive officer of Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority G Vidyasagar. There was no reason for the frothing on Thursday and Friday, he said. Frothing is observed only when there is heavy rain but there was no rain on Wednesday or Thursday. "I am surprised there was frothing in the morning. I will get it investigated," said Vidyasagar. He added that there was some frothing in Bellandur lake as well. Elan Kulandaivelu of Whitefield Rising said usually in March and April, there is frothing but not to the extent observed on ...
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5 things that can reduce PM10 in Bengaluru 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.

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IGI choked: No new peak-hour flights in Delhi this summer 17.3.2017 ET: Transportation
The severe infrastructure crunch at major Indian airports was highlighted during recent deliberations aviation authorities held with airlines to finalise the summer schedule this year.
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IGI choked: No new peak-hour flights in Delhi this summer 17.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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No new peak-hour flights in Delhi this summer 17.3.2017 TOI: Home
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Increased funding for urban mobility 16.3.2017 Hindu: Home
There could be some relief to the traffic-choked Bengaluru, with fresh proposals on development of roads on the city’s outskirts, and increased funding for urban mobility — suburban railway, BMTC and ...
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Citizens demand bus bhagya with Chief Minister 14.3.2017 Citizen Matters

The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike and Citizens for Bengaluru met the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, demanding Bus Bhagya in the upcoming State Budget. He listened to our demands on 'Halve the Fares and Double the Fleet' and has agreed...
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Bengaluru has worst infra among Indian cities 14.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The country's IT capital is losing its sheen to other Indian cities in terms of infrastructure. Bengaluru has been ranked 177 globally — the lowest in the country — as per Mercer's rankings for 2017. In terms of quality of living, however, the dubious distinction of being the worst in the country goes to Delhi, with a global ranking of 161. Bengaluru scores low mainly on account of public services and transport. Sharing with DH the reasons for its low score, Ruchika Pal, principal and India practice leader, Global Mobility, Mercer said, "Irregular power supply, frequent voltage changes, inadequate public transport, traffic congestion are the key setbacks." For the third year in a row, Hyderabad has emerged as the best among Indian cities in terms of quality of living, while Vienna has been ranked at the top globally in the list by consultancy firm Mercer. However, Hyderabad fell five places to 144 in this year's global rankings from the 139th rank last year due to decreased power supply and ...
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Caught in the snarl 14.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Wednesday
The traffic pileup around schools has always been a motorist's nightmare, thanks to school buses and private vehicles parked just outside the campuses. The worst affected areas are Residency Road, St Mark's Road, Chalukya Circle, Hosur Road, Richmond Town and roads leading to Kamaraj Road in the Central Business District (CBD) especially during the examination season. Poor traffic management, inadequate parking facilities near schools and vehicles parked in the connecting roads and bylanes further complicate things. Sukumar Raghav, an IT professional who commutes to his office on Lavelle Road, says, "The road in front of Baldwin Boys' High School is always blocked between 10 am and 12 noon. The traffic pileup extends till Johnson Market. Better traffic management is the need of the hour," he says. Adding to this, Kaleem Khan, an autorickshaw driver, says, "I never come anywhere near Hosur Road or St Mark's Road during school hours because I get stuck in traffic." Parents who bring their own vehicles to ...
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Hyderabad again ranks top in quality of living 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hyderabad has emerged as the city with the best quality of living in India for the third year in a row, according to Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2017.
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Hyderabad best Indian city in living standards: Mercer 14.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Globally, Vienna remained at the top for overall quality of living for the eighth year running
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'Govt should fund BMTC to ease traffic' 12.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The government should fund a mass public transport system while making policies that discourage people from buying and using private vehicles, said Ashish Verma, professor, Transport Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. Speaking at the 'Bus Bhagya Beku - Janara Budget' jointly organised by Citizens for Bengaluru and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike on Sunday, the IISc professor said the government should stop expecting public transport systems to make profits. "It is unreasonable to expect such systems to be self sustainable. The government should fund BMTC to reduce traffic congestion and fight pollution in the city. Good quality buses, not the costly Volvo ones, that serve all at optimum fares will attract more people." He also said the BMTC needs to increase its efficiency by rationalising its routes scientifically. "The corporation should map the areas with high density of people with low income before deploying buses to get maximum revenue," he said. People from lower rungs of the society ...
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People's problems;Need a hand? Write to us. 12.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Trash not cleared in mayor's ward Garbage has been thrown on the main road of a busy junction in Rajajinagar 4th Block — the intersection of 2nd and 3rd main roads. Though our area is represented by the mayor, no action has been taken despite several complaints to the elected representatives. Sathyaprakash C A Rajajinagar BSNL lines dead 15 days a month I have a BSNL landline and broadband connection with monthly fixed charges of Rs 1,090. The server stops working and the landline remains dead for almost 15 days in a month. But the BSNL billing section is very efficient and charges me Rs 35 a day for a connection that doesn't work. Even the BSNL customer care numbers don't work. BSNL must put in place a system that keeps the billing section informed about lines that are not working so that the customer is not automatically billed. M V Nahusharaj Palmsprings Layout, No 87, 7th Cross, Kanakapura Main Road Expedite facelift to famous roads Two of Bengaluru's premier streets, Brigade Road and Church ...
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Quiet locality Shanthinagar copes with the increasing hustle & bustle 12.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Quiet locality Shanthinagar copes with the increasing hustle & bustle
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