Every two in three pedestrian deaths occur in arterial roads

Bangalore has the third-highest number of pedestrian deaths among the eight metro cities in India. By Arghyadeep Dutta Arterial roads of Bengaluru are still the most dreadful roads to cross, as in 2018, the roads claimed the lives of nearly two-third of the pedestrian crashes. The data was obtained by a Non-Governmental Organization -The Footpath […]

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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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Rising number of traffic signal jumping cases

Traffic Signal jumping cases have risen by 45 percent in the first ten months of 2019 as compared to last year By Labani Mahanandy The number of cases registered for traffic signal jumping has shot up in 2019.Traffic Management Centre data shows in 2019 till October, 9,23,468 cases were registered for traffic signal jumping as […]

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Traffic policemen forced to work in shabby kiosks

Traffic police kiosks across Bangalore have leaky roofs and broken facades. Policemen work in them without lights or fans. By Shalu Chowrasia Traffic policemen continue to work in unmaintained kiosks. They are provided with umbrellas and raincoats to continue working when it rains, as the roofs of the kiosks leak. A traffic policeman on Infantry […]

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Passion for Fancy Number Plates continues in Bangalore

Over two lakh cases of fancy number plates were registered by the Bangalore Police till August, 2019. By Bibek Baidya Number plate violation by the citizens of Bangalore continues despite many restrictions by the new Motor Vehicles act of 2019 . The total number of cases registered till August 2019 is 2,14,513. The violation includes […]

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Heavy trucks ply on city streets

Despite the 2015 ‘no-lorry’ rule, Chickpet and Sultanpet still experience heavy traffic congestion. By Sanchari Ghatak Jalam Singh, a wedding card merchant, has to witness tremendous traffic congestion every day due to trucks and lorries being parked arbitrarily in front of his shop.“Traffic congestion due to huge lorries and trucks being parked in front of […]

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More than 10% traffic signals don’t work

Non-functioning signals in the large junctions in the city cause unregulated traffic movement and threat to people’s lives. Savyata Mishra Traffic signals at various places in Bangalore are not functional. Due to this, commuters face confusion on the road increasing the chances of an accident. Out of the 350 traffic signals in Bangalore city, about […]

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Activism in Bangalore

The scenario in Bangalore when it comes to different genres of activism. Bangalore, Sept. 18, 2018: Bangalore’s stage in activism being evolving in various ways, there are different forms of activism that take place depending on the issue that it revolves around. Protests taking place on different issues like the fundamental rights, agriculture, women empowerment, […]

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Pedestrian Accidents Increase in Bangalore

Photo by Ian Macmillan. According to Citizen Matters, in a survey conducted by Walkability Asia in seven Indian cities, Bangalore scored the lowest in walkability. Pedestrian accidents in Bangalore have been increasing over the years, according to the reports of the Bangalore Traffic Police. K.R. Puram in Bangalore had 304 accidents registered, Peenya 254 cases, […]

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Bengaluru Traffic Management Fails to Stop Violation at Church Street

Overspeeding and parking violation problematic even after measures were taken by the traffic police. Bengaluru, Sept. 4, 2018: Church Street is one of the prime spots in the city which people visit often to spend their time. The street is usually full of people, both on the street as well as on the sidewalks. But, […]

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