Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th April 2012, 18:16   #3181
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,466
Thanked: 692 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

There seems to have been a meeting with ORRCA, ACP traffic and BDA. They have decided to do something tonight (of either changing in having two way or one way traffic and allowing the top to be used for everyone except buses)

I think more people are using ORR because two other flyovers were opened one way.

Last edited by srishiva : 11th April 2012 at 18:17.
srishiva is online now   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2012, 22:26   #3182
BHPian
 
ankan.m.blr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 583
Thanked: 478 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

I came to know from a colleague that the above-road at Kadubisenahalli ORR (towards Marathalli from Bellandur) was closed today because a biker fell in the ditch of under-construction underpass. Does anyone have any details on this?
ankan.m.blr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 00:18   #3183
Senior - BHPian
 
black12rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ridin earth now
Posts: 1,259
Thanked: 271 Times
Default Too much traffic on inner ring road blore.

Why was there too much traffic today on inner ring road (IRR) blore ? . I heard it will be for another 2-3 months !

It was total blockage from slikboard to marathalli .

Last edited by black12rr : 12th April 2012 at 00:20.
black12rr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 08:20   #3184
BHPian
 
BBR_SHR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 58
Thanked: 64 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

As of 8.00am this morning, the traffic on the ORR stretch Bellandur-Kadubisenahalli has backed up till Vrindavan Tech park. It is going to get worse in another hour or two. Looks like this will be a daily affair for sometime.
BBR_SHR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 08:40   #3185
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Good thing i avoided this stretch both last evening as well as this morning. Considering that there is not much change in the current situation as per the reports on this thread, looks like i will continue to use alternative routes to commute to and fro, and avoid the ORR till some sanity is restored.
benbsb29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 09:04   #3186
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,632
Thanked: 3,150 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

They are allowing 2-wheelers and and cars through the Kadubisenahalli junction. Heavy vehicles they are routing through underpass. Guess this mess will continue till they finish the work- 4-5 months. Hope they open service roads on both sides that may bring temporary relief.
mpksuhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 10:52   #3187
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 604
Thanked: 186 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Update as of 10.30 AM:
Movement on this stretch is butter smooth now. Zipped thru the Marathahalli/Kalamandir -Vridavan Tech Village stretch in 5 mins flat.
Traffic in the opposite direction y'day evening (5.30 pm) was also "normal" - the usual 1st/2nd gear crawling - there was movement, no gridlock.

Wonder what has changed since yesterday's fiasco?

Last edited by WindRide : 12th April 2012 at 10:54.
WindRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 10:54   #3188
BHPian
 
Gandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 980
Thanked: 199 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Looks like lot of people decided to work from home today. ORR is a breeze today, even better than normal traffic on any working day.
Gandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2012, 19:41   #3189
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 30
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gandhi
Looks like lot of people decided to work from home today. ORR is a breeze today, even better than normal traffic on any working day.
Ha! I think you jinxed it am stuck on ORR between marathahalli and kadubisenahlli for the last 10 mins. Nothing seems to be moving!
Merril is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2012, 15:34   #3190
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,588
Thanked: 4,291 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

One more example of our traffic cops going hi-tech.
Last week I saw a traffic constable clicking a picture of a traffic violator with a Sony Digital Camera !
This was at the Suranjan Das Road-Old Madras Road junction and the traffic violator was a lady on a 2 wheeler who wanted to be the first to move when the signal turned green so she overtook traffic (already waiting at the signal) by taking the wrong side of the road to reach the junction. This was when I saw the cop taking the picture standing right in front of the 2 wheeler. The lady was actually amused and smiled for the picture
Just hope this new move actually deters such traffic violators.
NPV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2012, 16:40   #3191
Senior - BHPian
 
speedmiester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 1,295
Thanked: 775 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Quote:
Originally Posted by NPV View Post
One more example of our traffic cops going hi-tech.
Last week I saw a traffic constable clicking a picture of a traffic violator with a Sony Digital Camera !
This was at the Suranjan Das Road-Old Madras Road junction and the traffic violator was a lady on a 2 wheeler who wanted to be the first to move when the signal turned green so she overtook traffic (already waiting at the signal) by taking the wrong side of the road to reach the junction. This was when I saw the cop taking the picture standing right in front of the 2 wheeler. The lady was actually amused and smiled for the picture
Just hope this new move actually deters such traffic violators.
This is not something new. I have seen cops using digital video cameras to catch lane violators. It's actually very good. No room for argument, just pay the fine and move on.
speedmiester is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2012, 01:24   #3192
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NH209
Posts: 1,607
Thanked: 700 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Was returning via NICE road to Hosur road and found that Bannergetta road is closed(at NICE bridge construction junction). This is at 12 am, today.

I came via ORR.
ramzsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2012, 08:47   #3193
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,930
Thanked: 1,390 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedmiester View Post
This is not something new. I have seen cops using digital video cameras to catch lane violators. It's actually very good. No room for argument, just pay the fine and move on.
I have a differing view on this. If a cop witnesses a blatant violation and does nothing to stop it while it is being commited, then the cop also should be complicit. After all, fining the driver after the fact does nothing to reduce the impact of the hazard created by the driver in the first place - it only protects the traffic department's revenue. So the question to the cops is, is road safety more important to you folks or your revenue stream?

Secondly, there is a school of thought that says attaching a financial burden to a morally unjustifiable act makes the act itself justifiable and likely to be committed by a larger group of people. Instead of the thought process going "I should not break the signal, I might hurt someone", it becomes "I can break that signal, I just need to pay Rs. 500 fine if caught".

In my view, there are two ways to curb traffic offenses in Bangalore - and monetary fines aren't among them. The first is to inconvenience the offending vehicle and ALL its passengers. Detain them all for a while (2-3 hours). Make the passengers culpable too (after all, a paid driver is an agent of the paying passenger). The second is to name and shame them. If a $MNC employee/contractor etc. is caught in a violation, take the matter to $MNC - get them to publicly acknowledge their stance on the matter. Keep going at them till they are forced to react. Put their reputation at stake (including their worldwide reputation) - the Internet is a powerful medium to do this.
binand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2012, 09:25   #3194
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,350
Thanked: 8,167 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

The two ORR flyovers at Manyata and Hennur main road were inaugurated yesterday.

The Hindu : Cities / Bangalore : You can drive a little easier on the Outer Ring Road now
ampere is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th April 2012, 12:40   #3195
Oxy
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 157
Thanked: 147 Times
Default Re: My Rant on Bangalore Traffic (and now even a note of appreciation... its not all

I don't know how many of you know this, just discovered it yesterday so thought of sharing:

If you come out of Manipal Hospital and want to go towards Marathahalli, you need to drive all the way to Trinity Circle for taking a legal U-turn. God knows which brilliant mind thought of implementing this.
Oxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pune : Roads, traffic conditions, route queries and other assorted rants. sajo Street Experiences 1984 7th August 2017 16:23
Help on a sticky situation in Bangalore acroback Street Experiences 25 28th January 2013 23:41
Bangalore Traffic Police post accident videos on FB -Hope people follow traffic rules Wanderer78 Street Experiences 3 25th November 2011 11:21
Bangalore Traffic police updates traffic at 40 odd junctions of city on its web site. balechaparka The Indian Car Scene 30 19th August 2011 12:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:52.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks