Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Locals block road to airport after mishap

Locals block road to airport after mishap
Bangalore, DHNS:
Trouble erupted on the road to the Bengaluru International Airport on Tuesday night after an airpot taxi ran over a pedestrian, Dodda Thimmaiah (55), near Betta Halasur in Chikkajala police limits...

After finding Thimmaiah dead around 8 pm, irate locals stoned several airport taxis and blocked the road for over an hour. All traffic to and from the airport ground to a halt. Police had a harrowing time in reaching the spot as the nearest point — the City — from where they could make it was 9 km away. Once the cops arrived, normalcy returned and traffic resumed.

On Sunday last, another airport taxi was involved in a fatal hit-and-run case. The police have decided to strengthen patrolling on the road.


At Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12:49:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Unknown said...

In my April article "Beware ... Pedestrians", I had highlighted precisely this issue.

My closing line was "The last thing we all want to see, is a repeat of the recent Mysore Road incident, and a major dharna blocking traffic for hours on end, on the only decent access road to the airport."


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