7 years, Rs. 100 crores and an unfinished multilevel car parking

Freedom Park’s multilevel car parking project continues to push its deadlines, way past its completion date. It’s either protesters, COVID-19 or rocky terrain under the ground, behind the delay for the Freedom Park parking project that was to be completed in 2017. Protestors continue to precariously park their vehicles on footpaths as the parking site […]

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Six metro stations still await foot over bridges

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has cleared tenders for foot over bridges at six metro stations, but can’t do anything because there is no space. A train arrives at Yeshwanthpur railway station. A crowd rushes towards Yeshwanthpur metro station. In the middle of the crowd, a girl, about 12 years old is clutching tightly […]

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Bangalore traffic cops struggle to breathe easy

More city traffic policemen suffer from respiratory problems and lung functions says study by the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.  Bengaluru: Loud noises, sunlight and heat, work-related stress, dazzling high beams are some of the problems Sudhir (name changed), a traffic police constable, faces on a daily basis. “All, not only me, traffic police people […]

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Ghazipur borders blocked, traffic distress worsens

Citizens, especially daily travelers are facing worse traffic situations due to the highways being occupied in the on-going protests.  Inter-city travelers, especially employees, are facing problems in order to reach and return from their workplaces due to a surge in city traffic since the onset of the farmers’ protest. Chaotic traffic was already an unsolved […]

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Bengaluru riders: Catch them if you can

Now you can see ‘Wheelie Wonka’ in Bengaluru! You may have come across many riders who are always in a rush, whose driving can prove fatal in many cases, but rarely would you have seen police catching them. By Vivek Madhu Bengaluru: Stunt-biking enthusiasts in the city are flouting traffic norms and endangering others’ lives. […]

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“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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