Now, Koramangala residents to protest against unruly traffic

Airing voices of dissent against unruly traffic and lack of civic infrastructure in Koramangala, agitated residents have decided to hit the streets in protest along the lines of #SaveWhitefield and #SaveSarjapura on January 31.

Led by Koramangala Residents’ Welfare Association, the locals have planned to hold a silent protest near Sony World junction from 5 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.

Irked by the issue of traffic being routed through residential areas with unscientific diversions, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to Home Minister Parameshwara on how these changes adopted by the traffic police have endangered the residents.

Chandrasekhar disapproved of traffic from Hosur and Sarjapur roads being routed through residential areas. “The new traffic management rules are creating havoc and safety issues to many families living in these neighbourhoods. Traffic has been diverted without consulting the local residents, which has resulted in massive vehicle inflow,” he said.

He urged the traffic police to find alternative ways to manage smooth passage of vehicles.

When contacted, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem said the traffic police were working closely with Koramangala Residents’ Welfare Association. We have appointed a traffic consultant to look into the issue. If there is no smooth flow of traffic, we will come up with alternative arrangements,” he said.

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