February 8, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Action to reduce traffic congestion at prominent places: CM

Bengaluru, June 26: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed the officials to take measures to reduce traffic congestion at 10 prominent spots including Hebbal, Mahadevapura Outer Ring Road, Silk Board Junction and Whitefield Road which witness huge traffic jams. The measures would include synchronisation of traffic signals and removing the obstacles for smooth flow of traffic.

Bommai wanted the works to be supervised by DCPs of the concerned area.

The Chief Minister chaired a meeting on the Traffic Management in Bengaluru with officials of BBMP, BWSSB, Urban Development, Police and other departments.

The Chief Minister wanted the officials of BBMP, BWSSB, BMRCL and BESCOM to work in coordination under the overall supervision of Additional Chief Secretaries of Urban Development and Home departments to formulate measures for easing traffic congestion in the city.

He issued strict orders for filling the potholes on roads connecting the National Highways and taking up immediate repair works at about 50 spots which witness flooding whenever it rains.

Signal synchronisation

Bommai asked the officials to start the work on signal synchronisation in CBD, High Traffic Density Corridors in the city. The problem caused by frequent digging of roads by various civic agencies like BWSSB, BMRCL, and leaving the debris without covering the dug-up roads also came up for discussion. The Chief Minister wanted the dug up roads to be relaid properly and debris cleared immediately.

DGP Praveen Sood was asked to raise the strength of the Traffic Police personnel and focus on measures to ease traffic congestion. The need to install cameras at traffic junctions under the Nirbhaya scheme was also stressed.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to clear the encroachments on arterial, sub-arterial and high density roads without showing any leniency and submit a report on the actions taken. “I will again hold zone-wise meetings to review the actions taken,” Bommai said.

CM’s Principal Secretary N Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Administrator Rakesh Singh, BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Girinath, State DGP Praveen Sood, City Police Commissioner Pratap Reddy and other senior officials were present.

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