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Old 21st March 2018, 17:09   #15571
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Yes - these are real irritants. Folks now depend on the Service Road to help jump the Jam, leading to a Jam on the service road itself.
Peak hours it does extent to 500 - 800 metres

Hope the authorities wake up to this inconvinience

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They were supposed to replace the humps at RamaMurthy nagar and kasturi nagar on ORR with rumblers as per the DCP's tweet.
https://twitter.com/DCPTrEastBCP/sta...41296519278592

So far, no action has been taken on this.
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Hold on.. BTP is coming up with some innovative idea at Kalamandir ISRO junction. No idea what are they up to and why.
Oh is it anything to do with Metro?

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Hold on.. BTP is coming up with some innovative idea at Kalamandir ISRO junction. No idea what are they up to and why.
Oh is it anything to do with Metro?

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It is just a proper U turn on either side to channel the traffic since now it is very haphazard. I hope they also form a dedicated lane for U turn on either side.
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It is just a proper U turn on either side to channel the traffic since now it is very haphazard. I hope they also form a dedicated lane for U turn on either side.
They'll never be successful. People wanting to take a right u turn will form 3, 4, 5 lanes till the leftmost end and block the people going straight. People wanting to go straight will come try to squeeze from everywhere. Overall there will be a mess. We are capable of making jams even if we have 100 lanes!
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Old 23rd March 2018, 10:36   #15575
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Did they install speed cameras on the Hosur Elevated Expressway? New white strips have already come up on 4-5 sections.
Have noticed slower speeds by cabs as well as few private vehicles in last 2 days. I see these installations on light poles at both end of the expressway but cannot be sure if they are Mobile towers or speed traps. Can anyone confirm? I will try to get the dash-cam image of them if possible.
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Did they install speed cameras on the Hosur Elevated Expressway?
BETL stretch is ideal for point-to-point or average speed cameras which calculate your average speed based on entry and exit time stamp. In south India, it's used to great effect on the Tirupati to & fro Tirumala stretch.

It would be useful to slow down the SRS & Infant's buses.
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A quick question. I have a flight to catch at 6 AM tomorrow. Usually I start at 4 and reach the airport by 5:15, which is ample. But now, with the onward toll booth having started collection, do I have to start early to avoid any jams there?
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I have been using the NICE road to reach Electronic City from Kodigehalli for the past 4 months. Day before yesterday i noticed an Interceptor parked about 2km from the Exit Toll Gate for the first time. This was around 12:45pm, I always thought NICE road did not have Interceptors being a private toll road. So need to keep it at 80KM/hr.
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A quick question. I have a flight to catch at 6 AM tomorrow.
Though there was a news article on starting the toll, has it commenced ?

Asking since I was checking the traffic status on Google maps yesterday for my brother who had a 06.00 AM flight. I didn't find any congestion on onward lane to airport near toll booth.
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Though there was a news article on starting the toll, has it commenced ?
No, fortunately. :-)

I was half-asleep and it was dark, but it seemed to me that we have only about 3 booths towards airport. Not sure what traffic modelling did they do, considering that even with 15-16 booths coming the other way one spends a good 15 minutes to clear coming to city from airport.
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Went to KIAL on 22/3 evening no toll was being collected although infrastructure was in place.
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So a complete orbital road is being planned it seems:

http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.co...w/63456961.cms

I think we have discussed this very same alignment. For the most part this (the northwest-southeast portion) follows the existing NH 209. Where does this and the pie-in-the-sky Peripheral Ring Road differ?

One point to note is the Hosur-Anekal-Kanakapura-Ramanagara alignment. Hopefully this will avoid all the forest area around Bannerghata National Park.
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Today morning at 7:45, spent 20 minutes on Hosur Road Highway at Huskur gate bus stop
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The traffic is now blocked till Electronic city bus depot.
Reason...SFS school buses (and autos and 2 wheelers of course) are coming on the wrong side of the highway to save time since the service road is slower due to KPTCL cable laying work
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Today a sad but funny thing happened while driving on Aiyappa Temple road in Jalahalli. This is a narrow two way road with high traffic density.
So traffic was moving at a snail's pace and I saw 2 college girls dancing in the middle of the road trying to get across. I stopped to allow them to pass and waved them on. Unfortunately as they were almost across, a bike overtaking me from the left and trying to get into the 10 foot gap ahead of my car hit both of them and sped away. A scooter following the bike did the same. Only the 3rd two-wheeler stopped to see if either of the girls were hurt. I moved on feeling guilty to have caused the girls' suffering. Hopefully neither of them had any major injuries.
Another funny thing happened to me on Monday at Malleshwaram 8th Main. I was trailing a BMTC bus doing speed of about 50 kmph leaving a gap of about 20 feet ahead of me. A sadhu like character (Long white stained beard and painted face) in an Auto-rickshaw coming on the opposite side decided to take a U-turn in the gap between the BMTC bus and me, though there were no vehicles behind me. I had to brake hard to avoid ramming him. When overtaking him a few seconds later, he shouts at me asking 'If I don't have brakes'. I was thinking an apt reply to that gentleman would have been 'Does he have brains'. But I know that area is notorious for rowdyism and no one wants to take panga with an auto driver and kept driving.
The lessons these incidents teach is that in Bangalore traffic, you must tail gate the vehicle ahead of you. Thank fully, I'm a mature driver and am not going to follow that, but younger drivers who learn on the road (Driving is a life long learning process) are going to end up as very dangerous drivers.
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Expecting light traffic across the city owing to long weekend. Although not on par with Ugadi, Deepavali etc.

OT: Its good to see all the posters removed in a day for majority of the City. Looks like EC is better than HC or SC. Or is it that 'these' people care if anything were to happen to their election prospects ?
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