Thursday, July 31, 2008

HC on traffic snarls

HC on traffic snarls
DH News Service, Bangalore:
Acting Chief Justice Deepak Verma of Karnataka on Wednesday expressed his ire over the traffic situation in Bangalore.

“I come to the court by 9.30 am everyday, almost one hour advance. I start early in the morning because I can be delayed due to traffic jam in the City. I am caught in traffic snarls at least once everyday,” he said.
His remarks came while hearing a PIL opposing the magic boxes that is triggering traffic chaos in the city.
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by a former Syndicate member of the Bangalore University K L Bhagavan.

The petitioner said that the magic boxes are unmagical as they are hindering traffic instead of solving the chaotic traffic.

Not useful
He requested the High Court that there should be regular underpasses in place of the magic boxes. Giving an example of the poor traffic situation at the Cauvery Junction, the petitioner said the magic boxes are not serving the purpose.

Set up a panel
He also said that the government or the BBMP should constitute a committee of think tanks comprising engineers, architects and scientists who can suggest the best ways for the easy flow of traffic in Bangalore City.
The Court has issued a notice to the BBMP Commissioner in this regard.


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