Danger lurks on roads in Tumakuru, Mysuru dists

Danger lurks on roads in Tumakuru, Mysuru dists

Travelling on roads in Tumakuru and Mysuru districts is dangerous while driving on Old Madras Road in Bengaluru city is deadly.

Tumakuru and Mysuru roads have the highest number of blackspots in Karnataka where there is high possibility of road accidents while a single stretch (Old Madras Road) alone claimed 41 lives in accidents between 2011 and 2013.

According to the Union Ministry of Road Transport, of the total 726 blackspots identified in the country, Karnataka has 86 such places. These spots have been identified based on the number of road accidents and fatalities in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In Tumakuru district, Hirehalli, TVS Cross, Kyatasandra, Siddaganga Women’s College on BH Road, the road opposite DAR office on BH Road, Akka-Tangi lake on NH-4, Banavara Cross (Tumakuru-Kunigal Road), Urukere, Geddalahalli, Lingapura Cross, Barebaily and Kottara Chowki on NH-17 have been identified as blackspots. A total 40 people were killed on these spots between 2011 and 2013.

In Mysuru, most of the accidents have taken place in city limits only like–Mysuru-Bengaluru Road, Nelson Mandela Road, KSRTC depot, SJCE College Road, JLB Road-Arasu Road junction, Race Course Road, Bannur Ring Road junction, Mysuru-Nanjangud Road, Gun House Circle, Chamaraja Double Road, Kanthraj Urs Road. Total 60 people were killed on these spots in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Karnataka is one of the 13 states which reported maximum road accidents in 2014. In the State, 43,713 accidents were reported in 2014 in which 10,452 persons were killed.