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19 killed in different road accidents in Karnataka

Add comment May 2nd, 2009

Bangalore : As many as 19 people have been killed in six different road accidents reported in Karnataka since last night, police said.

According to information reaching the police headquarters here, seven members of a family, including two children were killed, while two others injured, when a car in which they were travelling collided with a lorry last night near Bagepalli about 100 km from here late last night.

The victims, hailing from Dharmavaram in Andhra Pradesh, were returning home, when the lorry driver, while trying to overtake a vehicle, hit the car.

In another accident reported from Kolar last night, Deputy collector of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, his wife and another person were killed on the spot when a government car in which they were travelling collided with a truck on the outskirts of this town.

The dead were identified as Gangadhara Reddy, his wife Umadevi and car driver Swami. The couple’s daughter Meghana was seriously injured and admitted to a hospital in the town.

Near Hiriyur in Tumkur district, about 120 km from here, three persons were killed when a KSRTC bus collided with a lorry on NH 4 during the early hours today. The dead were identified as bus conductor Ananda, passenger Chinnamalai and a 18-month-old child Pradeep. 13 others were injured in the incident, police said.

In the fourth mishap occurred near Ankola in Uttara Kannada district this morning, four persons were killed when a ore-laden truck rammed into a tractor trailer near Sankanala village.

All the four travelling in the tractor died on the spot, while three others were injured. They deceased were identified as Veerappa, Chandragouda, Yellappa belonging to Hubli and Vittala Shetty of Sankanala. Nine persons were travelling in the ill-fated tractor, police said.

Basavaraja Kittale, a truck driver was killed when two trucks collided near Ranebennur APMC market, about 300 km from here, this morning.

In yet another mishap a motorbike rider Narayanaswamy, was killed near Shiglaghatta, about 60 km from here, when his vehicle was run over by a goods truck, police added.

Indian police to use mobile technology for traffic management

Add comment April 29th, 2009

Bangalore: Police officers in India are turning to mobile technology in order to manage traffic congestion in Bangalore.

Motorists could soon be able to receive SMS updates about road conditions and request information on where parking spaces are available.

It is hoped that this strategy could improve the flow of traffic in the city and prevent what the Times of India described as parking chaos.

Meanwhile, mobile phones could be tracked in a traffic scan which will allow authorities to determine how fast on average drivers are travelling.

This system could also be used to work out the level of congestion on Bangalore’s major roads, with these detailed being texted to road users.

According to the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, mobile phones have become an important driver of economic growth in the country.

The organisation carried out a study which found that states with the highest proportion of mobile phone users tend to enjoy higher annual growth rates.

Fallen trees will not block traffic now

Add comment 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’. 

2 die in accident

Add comment April 20th, 2007

Bangalore: Two youths died and four others sustained injuries in an accident on the Kolar highway. Six youths travelling in a van were trying to escape after cheating petrol pump staffers on Wednesday night when their van rammed into a KSRTC bus.

The deceased are Shaktivelu and Fayaz from RT Nagar. The group went to a petrol pump near Narasapura and asked the staffers to fill 50 litres of diesel. But they refused to pay money and escaped.

Source: TOI(Bangalore epaper)

LORRY OVERTURNS, 2 DEAD

Add comment February 3rd, 2007

A speeding lorry, carrying heavy load of commodities, overturned near Hebbal junction below the flyover killing two persons and injuring two. According to the police, the accident occurred when the lorry driver tried to avoid hitting a pedestrian.

The lorry was travelling from Jalahalli Cross to Hennur. The injured have been shifted to a hospital, police said.

Source: TOI(Bangalore-epaper)

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