“The traffic crawls and the engine crawls, I’m stuck on the edge of the urban sprawl”

With 500 manned and 388 signalised among 44,000 intersections, Bangaloreans are spending the majority of their day stuck in traffic. By Arghyadeep Dutta If you have not taken a nap or completed a full chapter of your book while stuck in a traffic jam in Bangalore, then you are not living in Bangalore. The city […]

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Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops are of no use

Situation dire for traffic cops as nine out of sixteen air quality monitoring stations across the city have unsafe recorded PM 2.5 particulate matter. By Arghyadeep Dutta The on-duty traffic police personnel are refusing to use anti-pollution masks provided by the Bengaluru Traffic Police Department because of the allegedly inferior quality of the mask. These […]

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Just like pelicans, PELICAN signal also in water

Bengaluru Traffic Police is yet to install the promised 60 new pedestrian signals. By Arghyadeep Dutta Bangalore Traffic Police is yet to install 60 new PELICAN (Pedestrian Light Control Activation) signals, as promised almost two years ago. Meanwhile, the existing 52 pedestrian signals have also stopped working. In 2005, the Bangalore Traffic Police installed 52 […]

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Illegal parking brings Chickpet traffic to standstill

Chickpet has been subjected to traffic congestion as illegally parked vehicles overtake the roads. By Riya Sharma Two-wheelers parked illegally on the roadsides in the Chickpet main market area, narrow the width of the road, leaving very little room for the traffic to pass. This has led to major congestion in the area. Murthi, Station […]

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Bike rental startups suffer as vehicles get towed

Number of bikes towed from ‘No Parking’ zones spikes in Bangalore, hampers business of bike rental companies Nikita Arora About three to five rental bikes are towed in Bangalore city every week because of being parked in ‘No Parking’ zones. These bikes are owned and regulated by the bike rental companies who pay a sum […]

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