Monday, July 30, 2007

Saga of traffic chaos at highways and ORR junctions

Saga of traffic chaos at highways and ORR junctions
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Traffic menace seems to be getting worse with every passing day, especially at highway and ring road junctions.

It’s even worse during peak hours, where each one is in a hurry. With over 8,000 vehicles registering every day, the roads seem to be getting smaller to handle the traffic rush.

Commuters opine that there are neither traffic signals nor police officials guiding traffic, leading to snail paced traffic and increasing accidents.

They also say the intersections which are further from city limits have been ignored by the traffic police department. Intersections at Marathahalli, Magadi Road, Outer Ring road towards HBR Layout, Old Madras Road and Tumkur Road to name a few, have been neglected.

“These junctions need maximum attention as heavy duty vehicles, public transports and two and four wheelers ply. There are many instances where motorists have met with accidents or are victims to traffic congestions. This is a common sight because there is nobody to guide traffic,” said Ashok T, a commuter.

The situation is worse during nights when heavy duty vehicles ply on high beam making it very difficult two wheelers.

“There have been instances when I am forced to stop at road-sides as trucks moving from the other side tend to overtake, which is very dangerous,” said Sumith M, a commuter.


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