Speed breakers in City illegal: Upa Lokayukta

Speed breakers in City illegal: Upa Lokayukta

In December 2013, an old woman was admitted to Hosmat hospital with a spinal cord fracture that she sustained after a BMTC bus in which she was travelling hit a speed breaker. Dipak N Khanna fractured his leg after his two-wheeler jumped off a speed breaker on Magadi Road and fell into a huge pothole.

These were two instances of how speed breakers have become a menace in the City. Termed back-breakers, there are many such humps across the State. People have suffered due to the unscientific speed breakers. Considering this, Upa Lokayukta Subhash B Adi has decided to write to the State government to remove these unscientific and illegal humps.

“I had a personal experience while travelling to Mysore. Even cars and bikes of international standards are not able to handle such speed breakers. This happened even during my visit to Gulbarga and other places,” Justice Adi told Deccan Herald.

Stating that senior citizens, children and pregnant women face a lot of problems, Adi said they were installed because locals and villagers insisted on having roads with speed breakers. Lokayukta officials said there were many instances of citizens complaining to the Lokayukta about bad roads and the speed breakers.

People have even complained to Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao. During his visit to Ejipura, L R Nagar and surrounding areas to take stock of the drainage problem, Adi was shocked to see the number of speed breakers and the way commuters suffered.

“I had decided to write about it to the State government immediately after my experience on the Mysore-Bangalore road, but following a statement by the Public Works Department minister that the road will be converted into an eight-lane, it was delayed. I will now write to the  government after a week,” he said.

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