Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bangalore - Roads are a Nightmare

Bangalore roads are a nightmare.

  • Almost no footpath. Where are pedestrians supposed to walk?
  • Crossing roads is dangerous. There are hardly any underground or overhead walkways. Lets not talk of zebra crossings - nobody cares about them. And at many many traffic signals not enough or no time is given for people to cross roads.
  • Too many cars on the roads.
  • Buses stop right on the road to pick up passengers - yes the bus stops are indeed right on the road in most places. So when a bus stops, all traffic tailing it comes to a halt.
  • And to top it all - Hardly any public transport. The few buses that ply - are overflowing with people. And bus numbers and their destinations being marked only in local language further deter people not knowledgeable about the local language from boarding them.
  • If a traffic cop is not standing at the Traffic Signal - expect the drivers (usually the ones who have a yellow colored number plate) to disregard traffic signals - especially when it turns Green to Red. Checkout the Diary Circle Traffic Signal.
Well, yes, roads and traffic conditions are bad across cities and towns in India. But Bangalore takes the crown.

4 Comments:

At 4:08 AM, Blogger Kiran said...

I second you on each and every count here. Truly - Bangalore is the worst of the worst.

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger Pijush said...

Its everywhere... the common trend of India. So you are still in blogosphere.. Keep posting

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

I visited Bangalore some years back and found the roads much better than our Ulta Pradesh.

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger backpakker said...

The city is a nightmare ..to live, to breathe

 

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