Close on the heels of a recent road mishap that claimed the life of an under-aged rider rendering his pillion rider severely injured, N.R. Traffic Police have written to the Public Works Department (PWD) requesting it to lay scientific road humps near Jaladarshini Guest House on Hunsur road.

The hump has to be laid 30 meters before the curve in front of the Guest House while traveling towards Valmiki Circle and also 30 meters before the curve starting from Rangayana quarters on the other side of the road in the opposite direction between Valmiki Circle and the Guest House junction.

The Police have also suggested installation of ‘Road Elevated Pedestrian Crossing’ on the lines of the speed-breaker installed at the intersection of JLB road and Devaraj Urs road. The particular type of road hump, normally in the dimension of 3ft.x10ft ensures the safety of both riders and pedestrians.

For pedestrians, it provides equal room for both movement and landing of vehicles with inter-lock tiles covering the middle portion to ensure firm grip of tyres.

Though a board declaring the stretch as ‘Accident Zone’ had been installed long ago warning vehicle users to cut down the speed, it has been of no use, observed Police officials who opined that road humps would help in effectively addressing the problems with huge traffic density and added that laying the humps a little distance away from the curve, would serve as a warning to vehicle users and help decrease the speed drastically.

20 Cobras to ensure smooth flow of traffic

City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem speaking at the Traffic Advisory Committee meeting at N.R. Traffic Police Station said that in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic, a proposal to deploy 20 more Cobra bikes in addition to the seven bikes already in service has been submitted to the Government.

So far, 1,600 notices have been sent to owners of vehicles found violating traffic rules captured through CCTV cameras installed at various vantage points in city, he said and added that the Department was committed to facilitate free flow of traffic throughout the city.

These Advisory Committee meetings are being held on every third Saturday of the month at various Traffic Police Stations in city during which suggestions from general public are heard and acted upon.

DCP M.M. Mahadevaiah, Traffic ACP Prabhakar B. Bharki, Inspector Mohammed Irshad, SI Kumar and ASI Veerabhadraswamy took part in the meeting.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore