Press Esc to close
Saturday 18 April 2015
News updated at 6:26 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Traffic management gets tech-savvy

Last updated: 29 December, 2009
Jagadish Angadi

2009 Year Marks

The deadly mix of mounting vehicular traffic, diversions galore due to the ongoing Metro Rail work and unceasing violations had Bangalore roads in a tizzy. Here’s a look at how things were tackled in 2009.

The volume of traffic on Bangalore’s roads surged in 2009 and perhaps for the first time in City’s history the year witnessed launch of several traffic management projects. There was large-scale technology integration aimed at reducing the traffic policeman’s burden and improving the road users’ behaviour.

The number of accidents - minor and fatal - came down even as the Metro rail work began on all the four stretches. However, traffic violation cases shot up thus earning more revenue in the form of penalty to the police account.

This is how Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic & Security) Praveen Sood sums up the year: “It has been a mixed bag for the police, with both achievements and setbacks. The work on record number of projects taken up with the objective of decongesting roads, however caused inconvenience to the public. But, these projects will bring relief to road users next year.  More space on roads was consumed for construction of flyovers, underpasses, overbridges, Metro rail project and cable/pipe laying and replacing projects. This slowed down traffic movement and led to congestion in residential areas as vehicles had to take alternative route. Despite this, there were hardly any incidents of traffic gridlocks.”

Traffic projects
The year saw launching of as many as 25 road projects including construction of flyovers, underpasses and overbridges. The work on flyovers in Horamavu, Somanahalli, ITC, ‘O’ Farm, Hosur road, Peenya (both elevated), underpasses in Puttenahalli Kadirenahalli and railway overbridges in Benaganahalli and Nayandalli began during the year. This apart, the Metro rail work on all the four reaches  MG Road-Byappanahalli, Jayanagar-Majestic, Peenya-Majestic and Mysore Road-Majestic also took off.

The police could ensure fairly smooth traffic movement as they adopted scientific and practical approach in reducing traffic woes due to implementation of many projects simultaneously.

“We synchronised traffic signalling system and introduced additional signal lights wherever necessary. This reduced burden on cops on the ground. We relocated ground force in those areas where there were no signals. We also deployed forces to such areas where it was absent. Installation of new traffic signals and relocation of the force ensured that the traffic situation did no go out of control. Synchronisation of signals from International Airport to Hebbal flyover and on JC Road also ensured smooth traffic flow,” said Sood.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Taragarh Fort overlooking the city on the eve of World Heritage Day...

Taragarh Fort overlooking the city on the eve of World Heritage Day...

Narmada Bachao Andolan activists during their 'Jal Satyagrah' in Khandwa...

Narmada Bachao Andolan activists during their 'Jal Satyagrah' in Khandwa...

Teena Ponnappa poses at the “Crafts Glory” an exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms...

Teena Ponnappa poses at the “Crafts Glory” an exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms...

Aishwarya Rai and Malayalam actress Manju Warrier at the inauguration of a jewellery shop in Chennai

Aishwarya Rai and Malayalam actress Manju Warrier at the inauguration of a jewellery shop in Chennai

Sachin Tendulkar during the IPL T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai..

Sachin Tendulkar during the IPL T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai..

Sahara Force India Mexican driver Sergio Perez steers his car during a practice session...

Sahara Force India Mexican driver Sergio Perez steers his car during a practice session...

A heap of wheat getting damaged with rain water in Hisar on Friday...

A heap of wheat getting damaged with rain water in Hisar on Friday...

Tigers at the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, India...

Tigers at the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, India...

Civic workers sweep at a lawn near India Gate in New Delhi on Friday...

Civic workers sweep at a lawn near India Gate in New Delhi on Friday...

Policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during an agitation against the arrest...

Policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during an agitation against the arrest...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523