Kengeri-Uttarahalli stretch sees a spurt in road accidents


As many as 32 road accidents were reported on the Kengeri- Uttarahalli stretch in the last 12 months.

Bangalore, February 27, 2018: On Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m. near JSS hostel, located near Kengeri –Uttarahalli, a BMTC bus collided with a Honda Activa leaving both the bus driver and the rider injured. According to the bystanders, there were four people in the Honda  Activa while the only the rider suffered from major injury and the other three had minor bruises on their hands and legs.

Due to lack of road divider there has been an increase in the road accidents.

The absence of a road divider on this stretch has resulted in an increase in road accidents.

While a senior traffic police officer B N Jayaram mentioned that there have been accidents in this road but nothing could be done as the roads are too narrow to have a divider. “After the expansion of the road and divider being in place the accidents might reduce,” said Jayaram.

The BBMP Chief Engineer Somashekar said that the police officers and other citizens have complained about the  absence of a divider but it is difficult to construct a divider. “The problem is that there is land acquisition on either side of the road and it’s a forest area, so we are finding it difficult to expand the road.” He added, “The local people there don’t support and help us due to which the expansion from 50ft to 80ft remains stand still.”

“There have been many accidents of late in this road because of the lack of a divider or a median,” complained Deepak, a resident of Rajarajeshwari Nagar.

A victim of the road accident, Aman Anshu said that an  overspeeding two wheeler collided with the bike because of which therider suffered head injuries, after his vehicle crashed against the back windshield of the car.  “These youngsters try to overtake from whichever side they like and then become victims to road accidents. If there is a divider this wouldn’t happen,” said Anshu.