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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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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