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The Fast Bangalore

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120 …119..118…117…116…and a motorbike violates the traffic rules and some others too follow him. The pedestrians trying to cross the road back off.Yup I am talking about the traffic in Bangalore. Pedestrians wishing to cross a busy road will wait for the traffic signal to go RED. But the areas like Kathriguppe where theres no cops around to monitor in the morning, these signals do not have much significance. While others wait patiently till the countdown completes, some rule-breakers would speed away saving their precious time. Even the footpaths for the pedestrians are used by the bikes. Now does that mean pedestrians should not have any place on the roads? This is the scene almost everyday morning in Kathriguppe area.

Even the BMTC buses doesn’t seem to have brakes. While crossing the same roads today morning, the signal being red with the timer set as 120, I started to cross the roads when suddenly a BMTC bus drove past me. It was an old lady who pulled me back otherwise it would have been the dreadful day for me today. Now I need to be extra careful while crossing the roads. You never know what will come across you while crossing the roads of Bangalore even when the traffic signals are on.

This already is an accident-prone zone. The traffic situation here is entrusted to the public in the morning. But it seems people will adhere to the rules only when there is someone to monitor them. We do not consider anything as our own responsibility and then curse the system. The traffic in bangalore is growing at a fast pace. We as citizens can atleast follow the rules and prevent accidents and help in the free-flow of the traffic.


Written by Priyanka Varma

December 3, 2007 at 10:01 am

Posted in Bangalore, Traffic