Yesterday morning was terrible for Old Airport Road users. A colleague who takes it from Doddanekkundi to Kodihalli took close to 2 hours to cover that distance. I wisely checked Google Maps traffic view before starting (a solid red line from Domlur till Yemalur); and then called in late to work. :-)
My alternative Wind Tunnel Road was also jammed all the way from Challaghata to beyond DRDO because of (a) the usual EGL entry pileup, and (b) an accident between a bike and a car.
The other day i had been to Mayo hall. I saw work going on in increasing the pavement area for walking. I just dont understand what BBMP is up to. Instead of increasing the road area for easy movement of vehicles, they are doing the opposite.
Now this is going to choke the already congested roads. Two wheelers will run out of patience and start going on the pavements putting the pedestrians into hardship.
Lack of common sense on the part of BBMP
Is it part of TenderSure project? Blame the intellectual think tanks for proposing these stupid ideas. There was an idea previously recommended by Abide or someone where they did the opposite.
Really surprised to see photos in the paper of long 'Q's at the petrol bunks last evening. I feel most people just stocked up looking at the mob mentality, where as people who really really wanted it would have missed out.
So, I was in Bangalore last week. I felt that the number of speed breakers and cuts in the road median add to the traffic chaos. If you compare Delhi or even Bombay. You'll not see these in the main arterial roads.
Wider footpaths are welcome for people to be able to move around safely.
However, it should be accompanied with removing road-side car parking to keep traffic flowing, building of alternate parking lots and strict enforcement against jay walking. Now that footpaths are there, people should be stopped from walking at edge of road or crossing at will.
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Took full advantage of the bandh in Bangalore. Yesterday, reached my office (a distance of 10 kms) in 12 minutes.
And post the bandh chaos & anarchy is restored. Started a little late and witnessed half km long signals (city limits not ring road).
Its simply bad all over after 5 pm, each and every road. I feel the name-sake metro has been a money drainer & has only added to the infra woes of the city by connecting the most useless routes conceivable. Buses run full during peak hours & are never enough, autos gyp people like there is no tomorrow. Coincidentally I took an auto today, convenience apart the cost is certainly higher than when I drive. I did a little experiment today by asking in Hindi if he would go to the destination & bang came the reply "saar 150.Rs", immediately I fired back in local language and he agreed for meter+10.Rs which came to about half. The roads have become a survival game now.
It changed my view. If they can manage to never have those roads dug up ever again, it's a major win IMO.
Having good roads with ducts below is good. (or what other countries may call normal and they dont have such wide footpaths even in downtown areas where people walk most). But I hope beauty is not the only aspect they are considering.
If you visit old areas like Basavanagudi, you will still see wide footpaths. That was how it was. Even the 100 ft Indiranagar road had very wide footpaths. These things change with different people (both govt and private) and should not happen and hopefully they will maintain the rules forever.
Last edited by srishiva : 21st April 2015 at 09:20.
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