Monday, December 29, 2008

Road dividers pose danger

Road dividers pose danger
DH News Service, Bangalore:
The new experiments of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike on road dividers are set to prove fatal for the commuters.

BBMP recently started laying road dividers on important roads like Promenade road and Kanakapura road. The same experiment is repeated in many other parts of Bangalore and other major roads will soon have the same kind of road dividers.

The matter of concern is that the road divider is almost two feet high which narrows further. The top of the road divider is square in shape with a very sharp edge. It will prove fatal for those who fall on it or even try to stand on it while attempting to cross the road. The thickness atop the divider is also very less.

The worrying part is that the divider has come up on Promenade Road, which has a good number of schools. A resident of the Promenade Road, KJ Ashok complained that the engineers who designed the divider lacked sense and did not think of consulting the residents. “The fallout of such a road divider will be fatal as school children venturing to cross the road might meet with an accident. Those falling on it may die, as the sharp-edged divider is sure to claim their lives,” said Ashok.

He demanded the BBMP authorities to stop the construction of the road divider immediately. “Probably it is the habit of the municipal authorities to spend money senselessly and then demolish it. A little discussion with the residents would have saved our hard-earned tax money going down the drain,” said Ashok.


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