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Old 8th October 2015, 14:36   #9466
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Terrible traffic all around Mallya Hospital due to SRK's hospitalization. Entire Kasturba Road jammed from the MG road side (MG statue) right down ITC Gardenia. Other side also getting very busy from Corporation Circle side too.

Dread the evening commute today!
Oh.. So that's the reason that place has been choked up for the last couple of days. I use that road daily and yesterday it took me more than 40 minutes to cross Mallya Hospital from Cubbon park.
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Old 8th October 2015, 15:36   #9467
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Hosur road between Electronic City and Kudlu Gate junction is added with one more layer of road mix and it's not a good finish. (now the three lanes are uneven without any lane markings). Hope they fix it in coming days.

I wonder why they waste money and make something bad (This stretch of road was very good compared to general standards of road conditions in Bangalore)
Is it under NHAI?

Earlier we had dreaded signals to worry about (Electronic city and Hosa Jn). now roads are becoming bad.
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Total chaos at silkboard. Police checking all the cabs, especially TT. Our office commute TT also stopped. As the driver was not having tax receipt police told us get down and carry-on with some other means. Driver said receipt is at home. One officer sat inside the TT, went to driver's house itself!
This is escalating further, as the vehicles are not released yet. Effected almost all the cab services, so cab association is protesting against these checks. Any further info?
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Whats the intention of these checks ? Authorities woke up only after an unfortunate incident ? And why are the cops worried about tax receipts? is it not the job of RTA to do that ? Why should they stop all TT's and do these kind of checks ? Will they make the checks regular so that no incidents happen in future ?

This sounds similar to the checks on Volvo's after the fire accidents, when the issue was hot, there was heavy checks, now that everyone forgot no more checks on Volvo's till another incident - i hope bad things do not happen.No one seems to be bothered about the inconvenience with such myopic knee jerk reactions !
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Terrible traffic all around Mallya Hospital due to SRK's hospitalization.
Just to clarify, SRK is for Shiva Rajkumar(A popular Kannada actor) and not Shah Rukh Khan.

Mentioning this so others don't get confused.

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Biggest P.I.A* vehicles in Bangalore according to rank :

1) Force motors Traveller
2) Tata Winger
3) Mahindra Bolero Pickup
4) BMTC Leyland (off late they are worse in driving than Volvos)
5) BMTC Volvo
6) Auto-rickshaws
7) Bikes
8) Tata Nano (very rashly driven according to most examples I've seen)
9) Maruti Omni (aka zig zagging specialists)
10) Any small car with heavy racing decals & faux exhaust add-ons.

Disclaimer : Only according to what I've seen and experienced in local traffic here over the past few years, if anyone owns any of the vehicles above, I do not in any way imply that they are bad drivers.

*P.I stands for Pain-In

More personal rankings are welcome.
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Biggest P.I.A* vehicles in Bangalore according to rank :

1) Force motors Traveller
2) Tata Winger
3) Mahindra Bolero Pickup
There should be a "0" rank as well!
0) Any vehicle with the word "INFANTS" written on it!

And I think "2" should include Tata Sumo and Indica cabs as well!
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Old 8th October 2015, 20:21   #9473
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Pls add water tanker tractors and those "chhota hathi" :-)
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TT definitely deserves the Number 1 spot. With power srearing, ABS and reckless driver it gets worse for the passengers as well as other vehicles on the road.

Tractors are wild card entrants without any records, indicator, horn etc.
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There should be a "0" rank as well!

0) Any vehicle with the word "INFANTS" written on it!



And I think "2" should include Tata Sumo and Indica cabs as well!

What about cyclists on the right most lane in ORR crawling at 10kmph? Again with no reflectors
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Traffic jam at Beijing - Macau - Hongkong 50 lane toll plaza after the china golden week.
Gosh!!

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Traffic jam at Beijing - Macau - Hongkong 50 lane toll plaza after the china golden week.
Gosh!!
The beauty of this traffic jam (barring few vehicles as seen in the picture) is the LANE DISCIPLINE. Can one expect the same in India?. Unfortunately NO.

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Traffic jam at Beijing - Macau - Hongkong 50 lane toll plaza after the china golden week.
I counted only 25 lanes...

Anyway, there are several vehicles who seem to be doing what some Bangaloreans also do - switch lanes unnecessarily creating trouble for others. :-)
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I counted only 25 lanes...



Anyway, there are several vehicles who seem to be doing what some Bangaloreans also do - switch lanes unnecessarily creating trouble for others. :-)

There are 25 toll lanes and the cars have formed 50 lanes. Explains the jam. In so many lanes the whole of India would have gone through. Lol.
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Beware! Pappu in town for his Mandya trip. Traffic building up very quickly at Mekhri Circle, Windsor Manor and Hebbal.

EDIT: Seems he will be back again in the evening :-(

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