Monday, August 31, 2009

Transit centre ready

Transit centre ready

August 31st, 2009
By Our Correspondent

Bengaluru, Aug. 30: Traffic woes in Jayanagar are likely to end soon with the Traffic Transit Management Centre (TTMC) at the commercially busy 4th Block to open on Monday.
The TTMC will facilitate easy commuting for public transport users and office goers too can park their vehicles and take a bus from the centre for their offices.
The new traffic centre, opposite the Jayanagar Shopping Complex, will be thrown open to public on August 31. The place is equipped with a ‘Park and Ride’ facility. “People can park their vehicles at the TTMC and go for shopping in the nearby areas. The roads will be free of parked vehicles and the space will facilitate smooth flow of traffic. People going to work can also park their vehicle and take a bus from here. This will lessen the use of personal vehicles further decongesting the roads,” said chairman, Traffic Experts and Safety Trainers (TEST) M.N. Sreehari.
This will also put an end to buses being parked haphazardly on the roads blocking the movement of vehicles in the residential localities of Jayanagar. Moreover, people going to the airport will not have to rely on bus stations at JP Nagar 6th phase and Shantinagar to board a bus.
“The TTMC will have room for all BMTC services starting from normal buses (Suvarna) to airport buses (Vayu Vajras),” added Mr Sreehari.
With Jayanagar 4th Block turning into a highly commercial locality, there was an urgent need for a proper bus station equipped with passengers amenities there, he said.
“Residents of Jayanagar 9th block, 5th block, 3rd block and adjoining localities will use this TTMC. The TTMC is equipped to accommodate 2,000 to 3,000 people at a time,” Mr Sreehari added.
Work on nine more TTMCs at Shanthi Nagar, Domlur, Yeshwanthpur, Bannerghatta, Kengeri, Koramangala, Vijaynagar, Banashankari and ITPL will be completed by July 2010. The TTMC at Peenya is expected to be ready soon.


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