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Old 11th April 2011, 11:18   #526
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3rd april 2011, around 5Pm on BETL, towards Ecity. The shogun rider had LOTS of bruises in his right arm and the blood still hadnt dried up, God knows where he had a fall, and continues to do so...!! The guy with the brake light on was recording on his mobile...
see these kinda fools doing those kinda stunts on highly populated areas like Jai Bharat nagar (Banaswadi main road) and sometimes on the Banaswadi flyover itself!

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They will prove Darwin's Theory sooner then later.
oh, the guy who wrote Oranges and Peaches?
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Old 11th April 2011, 11:47   #527
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oh, the guy who wrote Oranges and Peaches?
Yep and the Natural Selection/Survival of the Fittest bit.

As per the above the guys will surely eliminate themselves, taking away the stupidity gene along with them.
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As per a post on the Bangalore Traffic Police FB page, a Volvo has got fire on the elevated flyover near Attibele. Guys watch out for traffic snarls.
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I reached the spot within few minutes of the accident (somewhere near Bommanahalli). Bus belongs to Shama transport and all the passengers were moved out /rescued immidiately, it was going towards Hosur direction. I have taken couple of pictures and will post it tomorrow. One good thing they did was they blocked vehicles entering tollway from Bommanahalli side so there was no traffic pile up then.

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Any update on the incident? Considering the timing, I think the bus was proceeding towards Kerala.
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Pictures of the bus...
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They allowed the opposite lane to function? Serious lack of safety consciousness.

A long distance Volvo bus carries enough fuel to blow up a section of that expressway.
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They allowed the opposite lane to function? Serious lack of safety consciousness.

A long distance Volvo bus carries enough fuel to blow up a section of that expressway.
Diesel only blows up under high temperature and pressure.
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Diesel only blows up under high temperature and pressure.
Yep, agreed. I should have said could cause a big fire.
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Isnt that Shama's new multiaxle?!
Was it carrying some bike or something from which the fuel wasnt drained?
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Those pictures were taken within couple of minutes of the accident and rescue vehicle or police had not arrived yet. My car was 10-15th vehicle arrived at the spot from the opposite lane. Fire was seen inside the luggage compartment but did not see bike or any other containers/cans inside.
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Isnt that Shama's new multiaxle?!
Was it carrying some bike or something from which the fuel wasnt drained?
yeah, that looks like the B9R Multi-axle. i've seen travels putting bikes in the B7R, but never in a B9R. even if it were carrying a bike, the travels people make sure the tank is empty before they put it in.

from the picture, the smoke coming out looks whitish. if something inflammable was burning, along with other material in the luggage compartment, the smoke would be greyish or blackish in nature (i think). it could have been a electrical fire too; but all this is speculation. anyone know the facts?
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A quick update - the toll at Attibele tollbooth has been revised to Rs. 35 (from Rs. 30) for daily pass, effective today.
Compared to other toll both revisions, I think this is marginal.
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Yes, BETL toll changed from today

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1 way = no change (35)
One day pass = 55 (was 50)
Monthly pass = 1100 (was 1000)
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Finally some good news for BETL users:

Security deposit for OBU slashed to Rs 150.

Limited period offer - valid upto 15 September only.

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