Bengaluru is desperately struggling to overcome its traffic congestion problems. According to Bengaluru City Traffic Police, infrastructure issues at seven junctions are to blame for these problems.
These seven junctions include Ramanamaharshi Road from Mehkri to Windsor Manor junction, Hudson Circle area, Hebbal flyover, outer ring road between Silk Road junction and Jayadeva flyover, KR Puram between Benniganahalli and Mahadevapura flyover, Bannerghatta Road between Sagar Apollo Hospital and Dairy Circle, and Nagawara junction.
More Issues Responsible For Traffic Congestion
Experts believe that apart from these seven junctions, there are many more areas that need attention and are contributing to traffic congestion in the city. The officials have repeatedly said that they have limitations when it comes to easing the vehicle movement.
According to the Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), bottlenecks are a design fault and are caused because of the vehicular population while not taking into consideration the width of the road.
He added, “We are going to deploy four to five personnel at these spots. We have asked for 1,000 staffers who are in training now. We will ask for another 1,000 personnel in two years as the number of vehicles is likely to increase.”
Not Much Is Being Done To Improve Infrastructure Problem
The traffic cops said, “BBMP and BWSSB officials are digging up more roads, creating more jams.” Such things are not helping at all and creating more problems. Sadly, no one has been doing anything to improve the infrastructure problem that is causing such serious traffic issues in Bengaluru.
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is planning to construct a second loop at Hebbal Flyover. However, the work is yet to complete. According to BDA Commissioner Rakesh Singh, “The Hebbal loop has been delayed since we are planning to integrate it with the Metro.”
Flyovers Causing Bottleneck Situation
Traffic experts have been warning repeatedly that flyover ultimately cause a bottleneck situation. Mobility expert Ashish Verma opined, “This is caused due to a difference in the road’s capacity.”
Most of the experts believe that traffic personnel does not have much in hand except micro-management and they cannot come up with any scientific solutions. V. Ravichandar, an urban expert believes that the launch of metro services at Hebbal may not be able to offer relief from this traffic congestion problem in Bengaluru.