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Old 9th October 2019, 19:22   #17761
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I really need to buy an SUV for Bangalore. Over the years I've honed the routes I take - Covering hospitals in Malleshwaram, Yeshwanthpur, Vidyaranyapura, Yelahanka, M S Palya and back to Nagwara, to avoid significant traffic unless there is a break down or accident. However when it rains the Kodegehalli underpass gets flooded. The alternate route gets flooded at Rachenahalli lake. These are scary in my Alto, City and Mobilio. All kinds of screeching, squealing noises after I cross the water logged areas. I could take an elaborate Z and get on the ORR, but drunk driving checking piles up traffic at the time I return - about 2230-2300. Probably worthwhile getting a Fortuner or endeavor with a snorkel. Pity is I really like small checkable cars, but BBMP seems to want to convert people to tall vehicles.
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I really need to buy an SUV for Bangalore.
My very thought!

While the world moves with network of roads, Bangalore crawls in patchwork of them!

A pity really, the beautiful city getting destroyed as we see it.
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Yesterday afternoon,My wife took more than 2 hours to cover a distance of 22Kms. This was on a two wheeler and even before the peak hours starts.

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Usually this takes 60mins to 75mins max. the additional 50-60 mins was spent to cross the infamous Silk board. God help those trying to cross that in a car and during peak hours!
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Some of the u-turns/break-in-medians on old madras road have been closed - the one in front of Byappanahalli metro and the one at the Indiranagar BDA complex.
Whether it helps ease traffic needs to be seen.
Had been through this route yesterday evening Indiranagar BDA-->Bypanall. metro--->>, traffic was smoother than the past, when all U turns were open.

Will check this out today too.
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Yes, it is smoother as the most congested U-turn was the one after Metro station as vehicles stopping at the Metro, those going straight and those taking a U-turn were all jostling for space. Now with this signal closed and the next signal being only a signal with no Metro station next to it, it is smoother movement.

Now I have only seen one side of the story .
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Seems like bus corridor work has started.

Got this image shared on another travel group. It's of ORR opposite to Innovative multiplex near Marathahalli it seems.

The bus lanes were planned for right most lane in ORR when they came up with flyovers. Now the left most lane is marked for it. Wonder what chaos it will be once they open it end of this month.

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Seems like bus corridor work has started.

Got this image shared on another travel group. It's of ORR opposite to Innovative multiplex near Marathahalli it seems.

The bus lanes were planned for right most lane in ORR when they came up with flyovers. Now the left most lane is marked for it. Wonder what chaos it will be once they open it end of this month.

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Read that the launch on KR Puram - Silk Board stretch is planned for November 1st. But what a waste of the dual flyover concept which was only done for this bus lane idea. If it is going to be on the left side wonder how it will be handled on the flyovers.

But an idea worth pursuing in my opinion.
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Old 11th October 2019, 08:59   #17768
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Big question is what about the residents who reside in apartments that are on the left side of the bus lane. Every time entry or exit of a car or 2 wheeler will invariably cross into the bus lane which can create traffic jams.
Experts. Your take on this.
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Read that the launch on KR Puram - Silk Board stretch is planned for November 1st. But what a waste of the dual flyover concept which was only done for this bus lane idea. If it is going to be on the left side wonder how it will be handled on the flyovers.

But an idea worth pursuing in my opinion.
With the usual "intelligent" traffic management in bangalore, they would come up with the stupidest idea possible, ever!

BTW you guys remember how the tin factory bus stop lanes are handled? especially towards marathalli? this actually made the scene worse than it actually was.
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Old 11th October 2019, 09:27   #17770
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But what a waste of the dual flyover concept which was only done for this bus lane idea.
That space between the flyovers will be occupied by the metro line that will come up in future. In a way, that badly designed flyover will turn out to be good.
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If it is going to be on the left side wonder how it will be handled on the flyovers.
Even on flyovers, bus lane will be on the left most lane. Just before the flyover, these traffic spring posts won't be placed for considerable distance aiding in crossing of traffic.

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Big question is what about the residents who reside in apartments that are on the left side of the bus lane. Every time entry or exit of a car or 2 wheeler will invariably cross into the bus lane which can create traffic jams.
Experts. Your take on this.
Buses should stay in Bus lanes only, but other vehicles can come in bus lane to cross over. so nothing much will change. Only change that is expected is that the buses will stay on the left

It might work in places where people are disciplined or police are strict. we have neither. I can already imagine these traffic spring posts crushed and flattened on the roads in a few days
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Seems like bus corridor work has started.
Dedicates bus lanes in India.

Only reaction is!

Bus lanes are in countries in which people drive. We don't drive on roads. We fill gaps in front of us.
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That space between the flyovers will be occupied by the metro line that will come up in future. In a way, that badly designed flyover will turn out to be good.
What about the underpasses in place of flyovers ? The space between underpasses cannot be used for Metro pillars AFAIK.
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Seems like bus corridor work has started.
With this much space between the foam pillars, i think the lane will be full of two-wheelers and maybe even autos!
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Looking at the amount of space needed for metro work elsewhere, I'm highly skeptical the space between dual flyovers will be enough for construction activities, unless they're going to use radically different methods on the ORR. The cranes they use to lift and position pre-cast sections needs 2-3 lanes of space (watching these on Mysore Road section currently in progress).

I won't be surprised if they recommend 're-configuring' (read demolishing) some of these monstrosities.
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Old 11th October 2019, 11:39   #17775
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With this much space between the foam pillars, i think the lane will be full of two-wheelers and maybe even autos!
If its foam pillars for BRT its invitation of failure as you said will be filled by two wheeler, enforcement will be impossible, where BTP struggle to even enforce wrong side driving of two wheerlers. It has to be solid concrete walls.
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