More road humps to be redesigned

More road humps to be redesigned

Traffic Police seek Palikes help to remove and relay speed breakers

 After the scientific reconstruction of 203 speed breakers in the City, the Traffic Police are now coming out with another list of speed breakers that need to be razed and rebuilt, as per the Indian Road Congress (IRC) specifications.

As if the scientific reconstruction of 203 speed breakers was not an incentive enough to help smoothen traffic in the City and avoid untoward incidents, the Traffic Police is now coming out with another list of a possible100 more road humps.

These will be given to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for re-construction or razing, in three police sub-divisions. As per the survey conducted by the Traffic Police, the earlier 203 road humps were only from four police sub-divisions, including Central, North-East, Adugodi and East.

“Currently, the survey on road humps is continuing along the traffic sub-divisions of North, West and South. We should be providing the list of ‘not required’ and unscientific speed breakers in the next 10 days,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Praveen Sood told Deccan Herald.

Only along arterial roads

Clarifying that the current list of humps to be re-built or razed, are along arterial roads alone, Sood said that the list does not cover the interior roads.

“A consensus was arrived at, during discussions with the BBMP, BDA, BMRDA and PWD with the Traffic Police and Lokayukta on the issue. The list was to cover all of the humps along the 450 km of arterial roads in the City only,” he said.

Infact, the total number of illegal humps in the entire City is placed at 800 to 1,000 according to the Lokayukta report.

On the issue of the Indian Road Congress (IRC) advocating road humps only on minor roads, Sood said: “I agree that the rules state that the road humps are meant only for minor roads. But they are only for ideal situations. With schools, colleges and hospitals along every arterial road it is hard not to put breaks on the vehicular speed,” Sood added.

Committee to study feasibility
Following a meeting between the Palike and the Traffic Police, it is learnt that the K R Circle Rotary has been referred to an expert committee for a feasibility study.
The controversial Rotary was created under the aegis of the then Palike Commissioner, Subramanya for easing the flow of traffic along K R Circle. It was alleged back then that the Traffic police was not consulted for building the Circle. 

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