Bangalore Traffic Police

Need for increased "speed control measures" by BTP in Kadugodi area

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The connecting road from Hoskote to Hope Farm area of Whitefield Bangalore has been relayed beautifully by the authorities.

The work has been done in such a way that the road till the Kadugodi Over Bridge is smooth and in a drivable condition.

There is a danger awaiting here at all times.

With the completion of the road work, the traffic has gained momentum in terms of speed. This includes the buses and heavy trucks.

A U-turn exists near the bridge making it easy for residents of nearby communities to cross over to the other side of the road.

However, the removal of a speed breaker that existed is now causing lot of inconvenience and near miss situations for the drivers to turn and proceed.

The bikes, trucks and buses are all in a hurry and neither stops nor reduce the speed!

Another serious danger of children from an apartment complex nearby crossing over the road to take their school bus. On either side, these vehicles never reduce the speed. Coming down the narrow bridge, the vehicles tend to speed and proceed. Going towards the bridge, the vehicles compete with each other to reach the bridge first!

It doesn’t end there. Many vehicles coming from the Hoskote side, take advantage of the U-turn and cut across wrongly and proceed towards the market side or residential communities located there. This is extremely dangerous and has to be immediately controlled.

I humbly request BTP on this serious safety issue and resolve it by:

Having appropriate reduce speed signage kept in this area.

Having BTP patrol presence in the morning, especially when children go to school.

Having increased BTP patrol presence, on first Sunday of the month where a regular function is held at Sai Vrindavan Ashram and heavy traffic and people movement happens.

Kindly reroute the heavy trucks from this road and using the bridge, which causes regular traffic blocks.

Accidents have to be averted by taking necessary safety measures before and not after they have happened and valuable life lost.

Ramesh Menon

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Need for Speed Breakers before Kadugodi Over Bridge

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The connecting road from Hoskote to Hope Farm area of Whitefield Bangalore has been relayed beautifully by the authorities. The work has been done in such a way  that the road till the Kadugodi Over Bridge is smooth and in a normal drivable condition as any other standard road. However, this is only on one side. The opposite side of the road still has patches done on a temporary basis that a heavy rain followed by a few heavy trucks can bring it back to the old dangerous condition.

The danger here is not any of these. With the completion of the road work, the traffic has gained momentum in terms of speed. This includes the buses and heavy trucks. A U-turn exists near the bridge making it easy for residents of nearby communities to cross over to the other side of the road. However, the removal of a speed breaker that existed is now causing lot of inconvenience and nearby situations for the drivers to turn and proceed. The bikes, trucks and buses are all in a hurry and neither stop nor reduce the speed!. There is also another serious danger of children from an apartment complex nearby crossing over the road to take their school bus.

Hope, the responsible authorities open their eyes immediately on this serious HSE issue and resolve it by a standard and non-life threatening speed breaker before the U-Turn.

There is one more activity that has to be noted and actions to be taken to avoid dangers and inconvenience to traffic. It is the use of this road by heavy trucks. Many times they breakdown on the bridge causing traffic delays. Control measures have to be made to keep these trucks away from this road till Hope Farm area.

Accidents have to be averted by taking necessary safety measures before and not after they have happened and valuable life lost.

Ramesh Menon

15 September 2014

Helmets – use quality ones and follow road rules

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Helmets – While enforcing the helmet rule, Traffic authorities should make sure that proper quality helmets are being sold. And considering cases of road side vendors, they should join hands with appropriate standards authorities to ensure that the standards noted on these helmets are genuine and approved. The photo attached is an example of a rider here in UAE, who is carrying a helmet for him as well for his partner. Many times we see pillion riders not wearing helmet and the rider riding extremely fast cutting dangerously through the city traffic and that through the roads with numerous potholes and bumps.

Ride and Reach home safe.

For residents of Kadugodi – the way to bus stand is still down and under

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It is a very sad scene each time I pass by this major point of Whitefield. The railway crossing connecting Kadugodi population and the Bus stand is causing lot of difficulties for all. At any given time there will be a goods train waiting, with endless carriages, waiting for signal. It makes life difficult for all age a difficult process to cross over. It is extremely difficult in the morning as one rush to the bus stand to reach office or school. Children and aged have to squeeze down or walk all the way till the end and then cross over. At night time, there is absolutely no light making it all the more difficult.

Like the endless carriages parked, the story continues for Kadugodi residents…… 
Authorities have so far kept a golden silence on the issue of providing an easy passage for the users of the bus station or even the railway station. It is one of the major traffic point connecting residents from various point of Kadugodi and nearby villages and residential areas to the city. 
Who cares, if common man suffers? The city is one of the highest tax collecting and revenue generating in India. But, when it comes to necessary infrastructure, it is way behind…
Authorities, please consider the difficulties of Kadugodi residents…. At least, please show kindness to instruct the Railway authorities and the Engine drivers to park the trains before the railway gate, if the possibility of building a bridge is an impossible task by you.
Ramesh Menon
30 August 2012

Road Safety Campaign – Measures to initiate safe transport of material on city roads

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On a recent visit to Bangalore, I happened to notice trucks transporting sand and other construction materials without appropriate covering of the containers.


It is causing spill on the road, and also dangerous to vehicles following behind. 


A request was submitted to Bangalore Traffic Police to review, observe and consider appropriate guidelines and actions to restrict this.


In return, BTP, have come back informing that they have noted my request and will inform field staff to take necessary action, as appropriate.

Road Safety Campaign – Measures to initiate clear display of number plates

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On a recent trip to Bangalore, I happened to notice that there are many trucks on the Bangalore city roads and highways connecting to it fitted with a Crash Guard at the back, which hide the number plate. Even from close distance, one can never find out the registration number of these vehicles. 

I was thinking of a scenario in which these trucks causing an accident. It will be impossible to track them easily. 

If not already in place, we should have clear guidelines to display the registration number of the vehicles in a clearly visible manner.

A request was submitted to Bangalore Traffic Police to review, observe and consider appropriate guidelines and actions to restrict this.

In return, BTP, have come back informing that they have noted my request and will inform field staff to take necessary action, as appropriate.