There are less expensive fixes available for the Hebbal traffic mess, which can make the steel flyover unnecessary, according to Naresh Narasimhan. He thinks metro line to airport is the best fix for the problem.
An umbrella of hot air over the built-up area of the city is an ‘urban heat-island’. There are many processes contributing to the temperature —air pollutants, vehicular movements, loss of tree cover and more. Steel flyover could be one of them.
Pedestrians on Sarjapur Road look danger in the eye when they walk on the unpaved sides of the busy main road. Bengaluru Traffic Police are trying to help, but more work needs to be done before people can walk without fear.
Yet another research shows that pedestrians are the most vulnerable when it comes to road accidents. The Footpath Initiative attempts to promote pedestrian safety with the help of data-based analysis on pedestrian crashes in Bengaluru.
Do we critically analyse, that to build that monstrosity, how much cement and steel will be required? How much emissions, how much carbon footprint, how much pollution, how much mining, how much energy use etc, etc., just to build it?
Public health experts, educationists, environmentalists and many citizens from Bengaluru concerned about government’s decision on elevated corridors got together to discuss the issue, under Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike platform.