“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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High-beam headlights still blind city roads

Although the number of cases booked under the dazzling headlights’ offence has dropped 14 times since 2017, experts say it is still one of the primary reasons for accidents at night. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru: Car-owners continue to use high-beam headlights on city roads, despite it being prohibited under the Motor Vehicles Rules. Experts say […]

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Lack of awareness still haunts ORR bus lane

Batchu Rushali The traffic police served notices to the commuters who wrongfully entered the bus-priority lane on the Outer Ring Road. Besides, civic groups also conducted awareness campaigns, in an attempt to clear the way for BMTC buses. With the intent to make public transport more useful and fast, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and […]

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One-way rules ignored in unmonitored areas

Drivers and motorists break traffic rules and enter one-way roads in areas that are unmonitored to save time, thus causing holdups and jams. Yamini Chincholi In residential areas like Brooks Haven, near Subramanya Police station, Bangalore International Public School, Uttarahalli and Indiranagar, there is no monitoring of traffic violation for one-way road, CCTV cameras or […]

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Elderly pedestrians rue lack of traffic signals

Some of the major circles in Jayanagar,lack traffic signals. This leads to uneven flow of traffic and causes inconvenience for elderly pedestrians while crossing the roads. By Vivek Kumar M Manjunath, a 58-year old who was trying to cross the road near Jayanagar traffic police station said, “There is no signal or foot over bridge […]

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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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Ejipura flyover delayed for two more years

Koramangala-Ejipura flyover construction work won’t be completed for the next two years. Commuters face heavy traffic on the busy road. By Shubhangi Mathur Construction work on the Koramangala- Ejipura will continue to be a hurdle to commuters. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) says it will take two more years to complete the work. Commuters […]

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Traffic police collect Rs. 30 Cr in fines

In the last year Bangalore Traffic police caught 30 lakh two-wheeler riders for not wearing helmets. They collected nearly Rs. Rs. 30 crore in fines. Labani Mahanandy Bangalore’s Traffic Department collected more than Rs. 30 crore in fines from people riding without helmets  last year. This year, till June, they have collected over Rs. 17 […]

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Over 3L drivers fined for no uniform

Transport drivers ignoring the uniform law are in lakhs every year. Under Motor vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019 the fine is to be increased. Labani Mahanandy   A large number of Bangalore transport drivers are violating the rule about wearing uniform on duty. Nearly four lakh drivers were fined for the uniform law violation last year.  […]

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