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Bangalore traffic is becoming a menace now a days. Here is a classic case of wrong planning. Lot of digging happening all over the city of Bangalore. Some jokes fly around saying the basic plan is done where to dig. Once the digging is complete, the authorities will plan what to do there.
Another pathetic plan is the importance given to the contractors. If there is 1 feet pipe to be laid in any road the contractor blocks almost 20 feet. It is for the public to suffer.
In another example the airport elevated highway, the road is blocked for more than a year now. Here most of the work is completed on the ground but almost 20 feet is blocked even if there us no visible construction happening for more than 3 months now. The authorities shall look into clearing the barricades which are erected while the pillars are being constructed.
Also the authorities shall look into providing viable alternatives before blocking the main roads rather than just adding to the choking.
For years now crossing the KR puram bridge is taking more than 25 min for a distance of 300 meters. There seems to be no plan or work to decongest the traffic in that area. On one side there is a school and the other side the land belongs to railways. the City Planners are not able to get the railway land too. I am not sure how much would work out to be the compensation, it would be worth spending. The small stretch burns lakhs of rupees of fuel. In addition, imagine the damage to the environment.
Most of the traffic chaos are just generated by the wrong parking. I see many vehicles parked on the roadside irrespective of the inconvenience caused to the public. The cops stand in the area doing nothing. They just see as if it is normal and the right of the vehicle owner to block the traffic. The Bangalore cops seem to be ineffective in controlling the menace on the wrong parking.
There are few un regulated bus stops which really stop the traffic.
Many more simple things will help ease the traffic in Bangalore.