Accidents on Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Technical panel to suggest remedial safety measures
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Accidents on Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Technical panel to suggest remedial safety measures

June 27, 2023

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Bengaluru/Mandya: In response to a series of accidents that have occurred on the Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway taking away many precious lives, a Technical Committee will be formed to conduct a comprehensive study and provide recommendations for necessary improvements.

The decision to form the Committee was taken yesterday at a meeting of officials from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Public Works Department (PWD) and elected representatives from Mandya, chaired by Agriculture and Mandya District Minister N. Cheluvarayaswamy at Vidhana Soudha in the State capital. 

This Committee will diligently examine the grievances expressed by the public regarding various issues and improper practices related to the Expressway. Ultimately, their findings will be submitted to Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and PWD Minister Satish Jarkiholi for approval to carry out remedial measures.

Furthermore, it was decided that the Chief Minister will chair a meeting to bring these issues to the attention of Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

During the meeting, several concerns were raised, including the frequent occurrence of accidents, identification of accident-prone zones and challenges with water-logging on the main carriageway and service roads.

The ‘unscientific’ bypass road constructions, inadequate connecting roads and absence of electricity poles in rural areas were discussed along with malfunctioning street lights causing inconvenience to motorists during night-time, parking problems, the urgent need for ambulance services and the implementation of skywalks.

Elected representatives from Mandya told the meeting that accidents have increased due to the road divider being only 225 centimetres long instead of the standard 4 ft. It was suggested in the meeting that authorities should immediately rectify the situation and ensure proper drainage of rainwater and accumulation of sand on the road.

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Toll collection

It was also noted that the relocation, entry, and exit paths of the electric transformers located alongside the road are unscientific. It was recommended to construct separate paths for toll collection and to facilitate the smooth movement of ambulances.

Additionally, questions were raised regarding the collection of toll despite incomplete road construction, prompting officials to provide detailed information on the toll collection agreement.

The issues surrounding footpaths and entry/ exit points in Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna were also brought up at the meeting.

Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambarish and legislators Dinesh Gooligowda, P.M. Narendraswamy, Madhu G. Madegowda, Ravikumar Ganiga and Ramesh Babu Bandisiddegowda were present on the occasion.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Accidents on Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Technical panel to suggest remedial safety measures”

  1. Kalabeda, Kolabeda, Veerashivabeda, Vokkaligabeda says:

    In a car culture-mad country, where population explosion is accelerating fast, the construction of highways are biggest mistakes, as they lead to the usually criminal minded Indians to break traffic rules and indulge in reckless driving.
    The post-indpendence Indian population have no scruples, hence corruption and law-breaking have become part of their genetic traits.
    This Mysore-Bangalore highway, should never have been expanded. Iw was known that the Gowdas from Mandya and Ramanagara will demand entries from their twns in to highway, thus messing up the traffic flow. The slow moving traffic thus, causes frustrations, as the drivers realise that the commuting time is not even 3 hours, and the reckless drving ensues to reach the destination quickly. If anything, the time of travel from Mysore-Bangalore will be 4 hours, plus danger to lives added.
    Idiotic hence, not to multiply the rail tracks between Mysore-Bangalore, and create schedules for fast non-stop trains reserved on one track , trains with minimum stops at Mandya and Ramanagra on another track during morning and evening hours, to facilitate office commuting.
    When Narendra Modi’s cheap crude oil import from Russia stops, after the ?Russia-Ukraine war, the price of petrol will go up significantly to make car journeys unsustainable.
    In America, where car is the king, people are regretting to take cars out to drive for hundreds of miles, instead of sitting comfortably in fast trains, which they do not have, and hence, envy Europe. That is the situation in a country of just 300 million people. With Indian population hitting over 1.5 bilion, this car culture sounds sheer madness. But, it is a the prestige issue for stupid Indians.
    “Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambarish and legislators Dinesh Gooligowda, P.M. Narendraswamy, Madhu G. Madegowda, Ravikumar Ganiga and Ramesh Babu Bandisiddegowda were present on the occasion” This vokkaliga politicians will finish off this highway, as they are for uncontrolled entries from their districits into the highway.

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