Meet your traffic cop day at Madiwala

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Third Saturday of the month is the time to talk traffic trouble with BTP. People from Koramangala, Silk Board, BTM layout, HSR Layout, Bommanahalli, Bellandur and Sarjapur turn up at the Madivala police station to discuss the various problems dogging pedestrians, motorists and road users in general.

Madiwala traffic police public meeting. Pic: Meera K

On February 18, members of Spandana Nagarika Vedike from BTM layout and a few other residents brought the list of their problems.

  • Bommanahalli auto stand should be removed. It is causing more nuisance than helping.
  • Request for a road hump on Gandhi Road.
  • Usage of the flyover by BMTC buses. Currently, the buses stop on the fly over causing traffic jams. Suggestion to have the bus stop before the flyover and after it.
  • Non-Licensed drivers should be penalised. Especially water tankers.
  • Prohibit HTVs on Kaikondanahalli Road.
  • Lakshmi Narayana can be reached on +919480801824
    People can also mail to Madivalatraffic@gmail.com and on Facebook: Bangalore Traffic Police.
    Use the 52225 sms service to communicate traffic violations, jams, harassment by autorickshaws etc.
  • Discussing the possibility of road widening from Bellandur Gate to Sarjapur.
  • Madivala market. Haphazard loading and unloading of vegetable and fruit trucks.
  • Pedestrian crossing at all junctions needs re-working and remedial measures.
  • Request for a sky- walk near Christ college, Bellandur gate junction and Sarjapur junction.
  • Suggestion to curb the erratic driving pattern of private transport vehicles.
  • Pedestrian crossing near milk booth and silk board junctions is near impossible.
  • Underpass needed from Silk board to 29th main.
  • Paying guest nuisance in Bank Officer’s and KAS officer’s layout. They say that nearly all the 40-50 odd PGs are women. This is causing nuisance to the public with their male colleagues, friends etc coming there for visit or otherwise. This problem is prominent from 33rd main to 41st main.

Citizen Matters caught up with Lakshmi Narayana, Inspector of traffic police, Madivala.

What is the main problem faced by pedestrians on Outer Ring Road (ORR)?

ORR needs more zebra crossings at important signals and junctions. The plight of pedestrians trying to cross at these junctions is a near impossible mission.

What is the main reason for traffic jam at Agara Junction?

Unscientific bus stop at Agara Junction. The traffic gets badly held up due to the erratic stopping and parking pattern of the drivers. Changing Agara Junction BMTC bus stop.

BTP say that they have repeatedly warned the BMTC about the same. They claim that it is the drivers who need to apply some common sense and exhibit awareness.

With the ever increasing traffic density, what is the priority of the BTP?

Smooth Flow of Traffic, accident Prevention and seatbelt and driver safety precautions and awareness drives.