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Old 2nd March 2015, 00:39   #7786
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As a pedestrain, I choose to take a u turn under intel flyover or bellandur flyover to cross the road at ecospace when the traffic assistants are not around. I don't have the guts to cross that road at that point.

Segueing to "beware of a new median": I noticed a new median between Flyover and skywalk at Marathahalli today. I don't understand the intent yet. If you are travelling in that route, which I do everyday, expect chaos tomorrow :(
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640am.
Chaos at Tin factory, towards ITPL.

Traffic was pilled up till the ring road bridge. There were two problems contributing to the jam. One was possibly traffic pilled up right from the railway station exit. The second problem, and what was making matters worse were people coming onto the road from the so called bus stop at tin factory. People usually stand along the flyover railing, those heading towards Kolar, AP, etc. They were on the road, making a human median.

I had no choice but take the old madras road highway to reach ITPL.

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Old 2nd March 2015, 11:08   #7788
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Here's my view and its simple - communication is the key reason society functions well, it brings about belief/trust over the other. This doesn't change in traffic either, I've had smooth experiences when vehicles/pedestrians communicate what they intend to do like for example a car cut right across an intersection where I had first right of way but the driver of that vehicle clearly gestured politely, his need to pass and I stopped in a relaxed manner to let him go. Indecisions due to poor communication are causing much of these incidents.
Communication is the key - but anyone standing and 'looking' to cross on a Z Crossing is the communication in itself. I don't need to shout or waive or gesture people to stop in order for me to cross.

Yes, there are idiots everywhere - but do we run over a biker when he at the absolute left and wants to take a right, while you are driving straight on (happened to me today)? No. Do we ram a car who is driving bad, No. Why be so impatient with the pedestrians ? Why it matters most is that they are at the maximium risk of injury on the road from everyone else.
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Massive jam at ORR towards Marathalli. I can see traffic pileup from Intel flyover till Sarjapur signal.
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Check out how our CM responds to a reporter asking him about the inconvenience caused to citizens during VVIP movement.



Highlights:

1) Mocking the reporter
2) Very little inconvenience is caused
3) Such things have to happen
4) People will have to bear with it

What a responsible representative.
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Traffic Alert!!
Broken truck on Agara flyover. I passed around 8:20 and there was slow moving traffic.
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Massive jam at ORR towards Marathalli. I can see traffic pileup from Intel flyover till Sarjapur signal.
There was a huge pileup in opposite side too, towards Marthahalli. I doubt this was caused due to the new traffic signal kept below Bellandur flyover.
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A bit of rain and the traffic goes haywire.
Took me 1.5Hrs for my sub 10Km commute today through Bannerghatta road and BTM layout.
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Terrible traffic today!!!
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^^ Looking at the above 2 posts, NICE is a nicer option for me to reach EC if I am starting in the next 20 minutes from Vidyaranyapura.

I have often felt delighted whenever I have seen thin traffic only to get stuck at one big mess for at least 30 minutes!!
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Been stuck for 45 mins at Sony world junction koramangala Attachment 1345953
I started for office at 8.45am from Ramamurthy Nagar. 1 hour to cross NGEF, 1 hour cross Indiranagar 100ft road, 1 hour to cross intermediate ring road, 30mins to reach Madiwala underpass - total 3.5 hours for a distance of 14kms!!
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Same here. I am stuck at Cauvery theatre junction for the past 15 minutes due to rain water clogging the underpass.
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I started for office at 8.45am from Ramamurthy Nagar. 1 hour to cross NGEF, 1 hour cross Indiranagar 100ft road, 1 hour to cross intermediate ring road, 30mins to reach Madiwala underpass - total 3.5 hours for a distance of 14kms!!
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Terrible traffic today!!!
Due to the rain in the morning, I think everyone opted to take their 4-wheelers to office. I left hsr layout at 11:30 & it took me 1 hour to reach ecospace, bellandhur.
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Due to the rain in the morning, I think everyone opted to take their 4-wheelers to office. I left hsr layout at 11:30 & it took me 1 hour to reach ecospace, bellandhur.
I believe its only rain which caused more traffic in Bangalore. I usually travel to Ecospace during early morning at around 6 AM. Because of today's rain I almost took 25 Minutes from Agara Lake to Ecospace.
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