By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore :BMTC after construction of TTMC has committed blunder by opening the road divider in between the circle on double road just before and opposite TTMC BMTC Building shanthinagar whereas BMTC did not committed same blunder by opening road divider before TTMC Kengeri and BMTC busses follow the traffic rules . Historically double road (K H. Road ) is Bangalore probably first one way traffic regulated double road and traffic police should not break it in between and artificially create traffic congestion and create chaos in the traffic regulation. Traffic police should enforce two way systems without any breaks in between and should not be lenient on rules and regulations to anybody .They must enforce law without favor and fear. There cannot be one law for BMTC and other law for public vehicles. No roads should be broken in between circles and signals .Two way traffic should be properly regulated and implemented .The Road divider on Shantinagar double road just before and opposite TTMC BMTC Building shanthinagar (B.M.T.C. Bus Stand Complex, Double Road,Next Big Bazar,Shanthinagar )and opposite Rivoli Hotel and Karnataka emporium is being broken and opened and hindering the free flow of traffic at busy K.H Road .Several police officers waste their time in managing huge traffic .This opening is not only used by two wheelers and BMTC busses dangerously compromising the safety of fellow commuters. Besides, Two wheelers and BMTC busses and heavy vehicles come from all directions and create disgusting, chaotic, unsafe traffic .Traffic Police have observed that these foolish violators also carry children with them and cross zigzag . Traffic flow from all sides creating traffic jam on all sides and Traffic goes erratically. Request is made to traffic police to permanently close the divider and ensure free traffic flow on double road until lalbagh circle .Sector Police officers need to be informed for action, permanently close the divider to ensure free traffic flow. many people have posted message on face book of traffic police asking them to close the divider. https://www.facebook.com/BangaloreTrafficPolice https://www.facebook.com/BangaloreTrafficPolice/posts/616827205049657?stream_ref=5. Bangalore Traffic Police website is at this URL.http://www.bangaloretrafficpolice.gov.in/.
According to M A Saleem IPS IGP Eastern Range and former Additional commissioner (Traffic ) in Bengaluru One-ways are a common solution to decongest city Bengaluru is known as Garden City , Sili con City and Pub City , among other things. But very few people know that it is also a one-way city. The name stuck because a large number of roads, especially in the central business district, are one-way streets or uni-directional movement roads. At present, the city has 193 major and minor roads which are one-ways, and no other city in India has so many one-way streets.Converting regular two-way roads into one-way streets is a short-term measure to achieve traffic decongestion. It is usually resorted to when the volume of traffic is higher than the road capacity , causing jams and congestion, and no other project (widening or flyover) to increase the capacity of the road is in the offing.The first road to be converted to a one-way in Bengaluru was Subedar Chatram Road or SC Road, where traffic movement was allowed only in one direction in 1965. In the 1970s, Sampige Road and Margosa Road in Malleswaram were converted to one-ways.In 1992-93, Kempe Gowda Road, Seshadri Road, JC Road and Lalbagh Road were made one-ways. But the real thrust towards conversion of roads into one-way streets came in 2003-05 when 128 roads were converted into uni-directional movement roads to cope with heavy traffic congestion and bottlenecks, as a result of the IT boom in the city . Major roads like Raj Bhavan Road, Queen's Road, Cunningham Road, Richmond Road, Residency Road and Infantry Road, too, became one-way streets during this phase.The change was a result of elaborate traffic studies and systematic planning due to which the entire one-way system has sustained over a considerable period of time. Basic principles that govern changing of roads into one-ways (1) Two roads running parallel should always be chosen -one for onward journey and the other for return journey -as converting only one road into a one-way street will burden other nearby two-way roads (2) The two parallel roads chosen should not be more than half a km apart to ensure people don't have to travel longer, and resentment doesn't build up (3) When two parallel roads are converted into one-ways, the direction of one-way should be left leaning to reduce junction conflicts (4) One-ways should lead to reduction in traffic signal phases. A two-phase signal junction should become signal free, three-phase junction should become two-phase, a four-phase junction should become three-phase or two-phase, and so on. The one-way system should reduce waiting time at signalized junctions, otherwise the concept of free flow cannot be achieved.For example, all traffic signal lights at junctions on Residency Road have become two-phase junctions after conversion to one-way, leading to faster movement of vehicles (5 )Exits of one-ways should be clear: when one-way roads end, the connecting roads should have the capacity to absorb faster arrival of vehicles. Or there will be congestion at the exits.Converting roads into one-ways is a shortterm measure, as over a period of time, their additional capacity gets saturated.Long-term measures like development of mass public transport and reducing private vehicles should be taken up .