CNN IBN in B’lore’s highway to success jammed! says:

[…] Bangalore’s traffic nightmare can be well defined in a few lines.

Bangaloreans say that while in the rest of India drives on the left of the road; they drive on what’s left of the road.

In the rest of India, there’s no flyover with a traffic intersection; in Bangalore, they have a traffic signal and criss-crossing traffic atop a flyover.

In the rest of India, one-way roads mean traffic can only move one way; in Bangalore, there are two ways traffic can move on a one-way road.

Over the years, Bangalore has been criticised for its traffic.

The city that adds 600 to 800 vehicles to its girdle everyday, (that is, nearly two-and-a half lakh vehicles every year) has just 1,800 policemen manning it.

Obviously, something’s just not right. […]

May I suggest a small correction?

In the rest of the world, there’s no flyover with a traffic intersection; in Bangalore, they have a traffic signal and criss-crossing traffic atop a flyover. Also, the only flyover that closes to traffic at 8:30 PM, as the traffic constable has to go home…! (Entry from Richmond Road)

Will Bangalore’s traffic woes ever end?

Nakul

1 Comment

  1. Hah!! those made me laugh (from the security of my 12-lane southern California, jam-packed stop and go freeways…). The concept of closing an intersection at 8:30 pm because the policeman has to go home just made me shake my head in disbelief. Good luck with that! 🙂 When we were in Delhi (30 years ago now) there was an intersection with the Dancing Policeman, who was something of a local celebrity for the way he directed traffic. I always thought traffic circles were an improvement over light signals–drunk drivers plowed into the circle, rather than into innocent drivers on Saturday night…

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