Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bangalore roads: The year ahead

Bangalore roads: The year ahead
Bangalore, Dec 28, DHNS:

Year 2010 is slated to witness many changes for Bangalore traffic. The first half will be challenging as more flyovers and underpasses will begin. Underground portion of the metro rail work will also start and BBMP will begin work on 11 signal free corridor.

The second half will be important as most of the flyovers and underpasses taken up in 2009 will be thrown open for public use. There would be more men on ground to manage vehicular movement as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will give 600 men to assist the traffic police till the project is completed.

In the new year, the traffic police have resolved to coordinate better with civic agencies to minimise inconvenience to public, bring in further improvement in road users’ behaviour by launching campaigns with educational institutions and other offices with the involvement of NGOs, give better training to policemen on ground, and take stern action against traffic violators, besides adopting a zero tolerance attitude.

The number of traffic signals will come down drastically as more flyovers, underpasses and over bridges are to be opened in 2010. The foundation stone for a traffic training and road safety institute will be laid at Thanisadra which will take one year to be functional. The number of pelican lights and blinkers will also be increased next year.

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