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Old 16th July 2010, 13:24   #1
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Road-widening plan put on hold - Bangalore - City - The Times of India

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Old 16th July 2010, 13:42   #2
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This is the worst way of trying to solve the traffic problem. With thousands of vehicles being added everyday, will they keep doing this? I dont see them doing this on Airport Road or any other major road with commercial buildings. They always do this only in the residential areas.
How about bringing down Bangalore Central, Garuda Mall etc?
We are useless.

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This is the worst way of trying to solve the traffic problem. With thousands of vehicles being added everyday, will they keep doing this? I dont see them doing this on Airport Road or any other major road with commercial buildings. They always do this only in the residential areas.
How about bringing down Bangalore Central, Garuda Mall etc?
We are useless.
+1.

And there was a resident who raised a valid point.

How about the roadside parking? Cant the govt enforce a more disciplined way for parking?
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Make parking on public roads and at public places paid by the hour .IT companies and software parks should enforce paid parking and invest in comfortable cabs.
I am sure we would see a drop in the number of cars and bikes on the roads.
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I guess this being done because this is easy to do; My vote is strongly favoured when the Govt take cane for people jumping law & people with no road sense & that should include the Govt vehicles as well. Since this is extremely difficult to do, they do all the possible easier methods to see if it works.

Something similar is going on with Chennai ECR; where the existing 4 lane is to be converted to 6 lane. The sad part is that I'd to recollect very hard from my memory that it is a 4 laned because one can always see one vehicle or other parked on the extreme left making it appear as 2 laned road with median. So the point is, instead of educating people on road sense, they're adding more chaos which is easy.
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In Bengaluru, the stupid ABIDE guys' recommendations have made footpaths disappear. Wide footpaths were narrowed down to widen roads. But with trees occupying most of the width of the footpaths, people have to walk on the road. The people on these committees are learned and rich who never walk on footpaths.
At some places, the increased road width is converted to parking.
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