City roads to have yellow box, zig zag markings soon

City roads to have yellow box, zig zag markings soon

The city traffic police have decided to introduce two initiatives on roads - criss-cross or yellow box junction and zig zag lines junction - to prevent gridlocks and ensure smooth vehicular movement.

“Many drivers cross the ‘stop’ line when the red light is flashed at the junction and stop there abruptly. Sudden stopping of vehicles block Space for others entering the junction from another direction. This results in traffic gridlock. Hence, the police have decided the two initiatives ” R Hithendra, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) told DH.

Criss-cross junctions have a big square with small boxes inside painted in yellow colour, while zig zag lines junctions have line painted in white colour. The line begin about 25 metres ahead a junction.

BBMP’s TenderSURE junctions will have criss-cross and zig zag markings while the traffic police will mark them in other junctions with adequate space. “It costs between Rs 2 and 3 lakh for markings of the junctions,” Hithendra said.

The police have decided to introduce the two types of markings in at least 100 junctions across the city in the next few months. However, the police are worried about the durability of markings. “Due to a large number of vehicles, heavy rains and other reasons, markings may not last more than three months,” Hithendra said.

Penalty
The police have decided to advertise the marking on a large-scale as most road users are not aware of the indications of the two types of markings.

The police will impose a penalty of Rs 500 (for two-wheelers) and Rs 700 (four-wheelers) for stopping vehicles inside the well of the junction (space inside yellow colour square). Giving a break-up of the penalty, the officer said that they will book violators for wrong parking ( Rs 100 fine), jumping signal (Rs 100) and dangerous and reckless driving (Rs 300 for two-wheelers and Rs 500 for four-wheelers). Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) cameras automatically sense violations and generate information to levy fine.

Zero tolerance zones
Already 10 zero tolerance zones have these markings according to R I Khasim, ACP (traffic-planning). These junctions are at K R Road, Cubbon Road, 100 feet Road at Indiranagar, Old Madras Road, Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium, Trinity Circle, Sony World Junction in Adugodi, Urvashi Theatre, Sadashivanagar police station Junction and ISRO Junction near old airport.  Two more junctions-Chalukya Circle and Silk Board Junction, too, will have these markings shortly.

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