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|1st June 2006, 17:49||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Geniuses at Work !
Widening of the new airport access road (Bellary road) in Bangalore
is going on for more than a year now. The geniuses in charge of
planning have come up with the following situation (there may be other
similar examples too). Someone had this brilliant idea of providing a
single gap in the median to accomodate access to both the GKVK campus
of the University of Agricultural Sciences and the residential areas
in and around Jakkur. The rough sketch below tries to show the problem:
(the spaces are removed by the software, so I'm using dots as placeholder!)
------------------ ........ ------------------------------------------
======================== ........ ========================
----------------------------------------------------- ........ --------
.................................................. ....................... | ..... | Jakkur
.................................................. ....................... | ..... | Airfield
The problem is, the median gap is neither opposite the GKVK gate, nor
opposite the road to Jakkur ! So, for example, someone coming from the
direction of Hebbal and intending to go towards Jakkur would have to first
pass through the gap on his right, then turn left and negotiate several
lanes of oncoming highway traffic for 15-20 metres before turning right
again towards Jakkur ! And traffic coming from the direction of the new
airport or Yelahanka along the new multi-lane highway would be blissfully
unaware of the hazard ahead. There is no traffic police present at the
critical places either! A similar problem would be faced by traffic in
the opposite direction too (due to GKVK access). This doesn't look like
a temporary situation either, since things have a permanent look, and the
problem has been around for a couple of months already. Until someone
sensible wakes up and does something about it (probably after some mishaps),
people like me are doomed to keep facing the potential hazard everyday!
|1st June 2006, 20:38||#2|
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I dont think the situation's as bad as you mention. I stay quite close to Jakkur aerodrome and use this route regularly.
Theres no need for some one coming from Hebbal & towards yelahanka to go against the traffic to get into Jakkur/Jakkur Aerodrome.
Theres a gap in the road further ahead where the highway forks into the old road to yelahanka across the railway crossing. Take a U turn here and move along with the traffic towards Jakkur/Jakkur Aerodrome...
Also these gaps in the medians might not be the final ones yet, as the work is yet to be completed. These appear to be temporary ones' keeping in mind the fact that the road work is being done taking one small stretch (lane) at a time...
Lets wait and watch how they will take care of providing the medians.
|2nd June 2006, 08:05||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Why create a dangerous situation when you could plan to avoid it?
on the time of the day. But there are any number of people who understandably
try to take the shortest turn, opposing oncoming traffic. Why create such a
situation ? Also, I often go from Jakkur to GKVK, and face the same problem
in the opposite direction too. The point I was trying to make was that, with a
little bit of thought on the planners part, this problem would not have arisen in
the first place. Why must one have to live with a potentially dangerous
situation, even if it is "temporary" as you say? And the "temporary" situation has
been there already for a couple of months, and in all likelihood, will be there
for months more yet, if solved at all in future !
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