[…] 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?