Fallen trees will not block traffic now

April 29th, 2009

Bangalore: The next time you are caught in a traffic jam, thanks to a tree blocking the road, don’t worry. Traffic personnel will cut and clear the fallen branches to make way for you.

Trees are uprooted whenever there’s downpour, resulting in traffic jams. To clear the roads, the police department will soon set up a `quick response team’ in every traffic police station. Each team will be equipped with battery-operated hacksaws, blades and chains for use in emergency. The teams will try to clear a blocked road till the civic agency concerned, such as BBMP, arrives in the area and take control.

Over 30 trees were uprooted in different parts of the city in the last few days when heavy rain lashed the city. Strong winds uprooted many trees at Lalbagh West Gate, Nrupathunga Road, R T Nagar, Rajajinagar 6th Block, Jayanagar, Basappa Road, Kammanahalli, J P Nagar and Banashankari. Some trees fell on vehicles too, hampering traffic.

“The traffic police is blamed if a jam is caused by an uprooted tree every time there is rain. The truth is that this department is not the one that’s supposed to remove fallen trees from roads. But traffic personnel are present at many areas, and can help by cutting fallen branches until BBMP officials come and clear the whole thing,” DCP traffic (West) Panduranga Rane told `The Times of India’. 

Entry Filed under: Bangalore (Bengalooru),Bangalore Road Accidents,Bangalore Traffic News,Delhi

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