Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a four-year deadline to decongest Bengaluru traffic, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed officials on Saturday to reduce traffic congestion at 10 spots.
Reducing traffic jams
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed administrators to take strict action to relieve traffic congestion at ten key locations in Bengaluru. He asked them to focus on removing bottlenecks at Hebbal flyover, Mahadevapura Outer Ring Road, Silk Board Junction, Whitefield Road, Bhattarahalli Junction, St John’s Hospital Road, and Guruguntepalya which see traffic jams daily.
Further, Basavaraj Bommai gave the employees strict instructions to remove any encroachments on arterial, sub-arterial, and high-density roadways and to provide a report on the actions done.
A meeting was also organized with officials from the BBMP, BWSSB, Urban Development, Police, and other departments on traffic management in Bengaluru. As discussed in the meeting, the actions would include synchronizing traffic lights and removing obstructions to allow for easy traffic flow. The DCPs of the affected region would monitor the work.
The Chief Minister also ordered filling up of potholes on roads connecting national highways and to begin immediate repairs at about 50 locations that get flooded when it rains. He directed the immediate reconstruction of roads dug up for various projects as well as the removal of debris. Alongside this, DGP Praveen Sood was asked to increase traffic police personnel on the roads.
“DGP Praveen Sood was asked to raise the strength of the Traffic Police personnel and focus on measures to ease traffic congestion. The need to install cameras at traffic junctions under the Nirbhaya scheme was also stressed,” said the Chief Minister’s Office.
The CM also emphasized establishing cameras at traffic junctions under the Nirbhaya scheme.