Bengaluru: The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway is aimed at addressing traffic woes, but a traffic expert has his own apprehension. He feels that highway does more harm than good, further affecting the traffic density in both Mysuru and Bengaluru.
Dr. Ashish Verma, Mobility Expert, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, has observed that there is already traffic congestion at both the entry and exit points of the Expressway. It is due to an increase in the number of individual vehicles. Instead of addressing the traffic-related issues, it may fuel the issue further as the time saved on the Expressway is lost in a traffic jam, which will worsen further in the future, he said.
To address the issue, Ashish Verma has suggested introducing Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS). While entering Mysuru City, there is a traffic jam at Manipal Hospital Junction and hence there is a demand to build a flyover, added Verma. After diverting the traffic through the flyover, another flyover will be proposed and built. How many flyovers will Government build to address traffic snarls, he asked.
Undoubtedly, the Expressway cuts down travel time but it won’t be the long-lasting solution. For example, the Hebbal flyover has turned into a chock-a-block, which was not the case before connecting Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Now, due to increase in the traffic density, the issues have become common, said Verma.
The issue can be addressed by taking up expansion activities by acquiring lands. It can be also used for laying High-Speed Rail Lines and running Vande Bharat-like high-speed trains, explained Verma.
Time to clear the legal hurdles for the old NICE corridor between Mysuru and Bengaluru via Malavalli and commence development of DPR.
Expansion of Mysuru Railway Junction, additional platforms and pitt lanes at Mysuru city rly station, Ashok Puram and Chamarajanagara is also becoming critical to increase the frequency of trains during peak hours, in particular to meet the demands of daily commuters between various cities on Chamarajanagara-Mysuru-Bengaluru railway line.
Express Highways work for countries which do not have heavy population, where massive numbers of cars are used like this car crazy third world dump called India. Tripling the Mysore-Bangalore rail tracks and running express trains with different schedules and stops would at least solve thie problem of congestion when a large numbers of people want to commute.
India is the most populated country in the world, and hence even university students want to escape by paying peo;le smugglers so that thiusands of them can go to England through dinghies from France to claim asylum.
This Tipu Highway and India are disasters . Only Narendra Modi believes India is any good.
To the best of my information cities which initially opted for BRTS are now dismantling it
eg. Jalandhar as they feel it is inconvenient and delays other road traffic.