Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Watch out for these 35 killer spots

Watch out for these 35 killer spots
The Times of India

Bangalore: Jalahalli Cross in Yeshwantpur traffic police limits handles 15,000 PCUs per hour, one of the junctions in the city handling highest volume of traffic. Also, a killer junction which has recorded 12 fatalities in one year.
Similarly, a sharp-blind curve at the Kengeri bus stand is an eyesore as buses take a turn without any indication. Here, eight fatal accidents have been reported over an year.
Killer spots — the dark spots on the road prone to fatal accidents — in the 20 city traffic police station limits add up to 35. The fallout of an exercise carried out for six months, these killer spots have been identified by traffic engineer Shankar Nadiger of Traffic Engineers and Safety Trust (TEST) and traffic police.
According to traffic expert and chairman of TEST M N Sreehari, the list of killer spots will be submitted to the police department with solutions. Widening of roads, dedicating the extreme left lane for buses, proper road planning and rectification of grey areas, making helmets mandatory are some of the solutions that can reduce accidents, Sreehari told reporters on Monday.
“The government, under any pressure, should not buckle and withdraw the helmet rule. Further, helmets with ISI marks should be used as they have the impact strength of 55 kg/cm sq vis-a-vis 15 kg/cm sq of the ordinary helmets available on pavements. Reasons such as deafness while riding, hair fall or dandruff should not be taken seriously and people’s opinion should not be considered,’’ he said. ACCIDENT FIGURES
On an average, nearly 10,000 accidents occur in Bangalore, of which 900 are fatal
7,000 to 8,000 people suffer injuries in accident-related cases; 40 to 45% of those killed are pedestrians; 40% of accidents occur at junctions, 60% at straight and link roads
Day accidents are 72%, whereas night accidents are 28%; signalised junctions - 12% There are 38,280 junctions in Bangalore, of which 3,000 to 5,000 are problematic and need immediate attention
For such a large number of junctions, traffic signals are just 300
Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 4,500 crore is spent on accident-related cases — be it insurance, treatment, etc
Command Hospital, Mutthu Mariyamma Temple, Love Ri School, Ulsoor bus stand, Suranjan Das Road, Benaganahalli, Nagawara, Anepalya, Kudlu Gate, East End circle, Jala Bhavan, Kalyananagar, Kuvempu Circle, Gangamma Circle, Goraguntepalya, Jalahalli Cross, 8th Mile in Peenya, Raheja Apartments (Vijayanagar), Magadi-Chord Road, Kengunte Cross, Kengeri bus stand, Arvind Mills, Jnanabharathi, Sumanahalli, Lumbini Gardens, Kodigehalli Cross, Amruthalli, Hosakerehalli, Pallavi Dhaba in BSK, Gubbalala Gate, Fun World, Amar Hotel underpass Upparpet, Khoday’s Circle, Binny Mills Circle, City Market.


At Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 8:07:00 AM GMT+5:30, Blogger Bindass Brahmachary !!!! said...

hai guys this is amazing to see those killer spots.thanx for those who worked for this...

At Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 3:57:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am surprised to note that no action has been initiated to provide foot over bridge near marriamma temple on oldmadras road,despite many loss of life including the young and old age, even today we are finding it very painful to see the situation thru out the day where many people are risking there life, i hope the governmnet will take steps to do the needful before we loose many life



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