Chaos On Mysuru’s Busy Junctions; Defunct Traffic Lights To Blame
Mar 12, 2019
Mysuru: Several non-working traffic lights at some of the busiest traffic intersections in city are leading to chaos as these junctions have become traffic signal-free, making life miserable for road users and pedestrians.
The chaos is evident all through the day especially in the morning as vehicles cross each other in a disorderly manner, resulting in frequent traffic jams. At times, vehicles brush against each other leading to verbal duel among motorists. Such scenes are witnessed on the ever busy Hunsur Road-Valmiki Road junction and at Akashavani Circle almost every day.
There is heavy movement of vehicles especially buses and goods vehicles on Hunsur Road as the stretch leads to Hassan, Kodagu and other places.
Added to this, there is Maharani’s Commerce College just a few metres from the Hunsur Road-Valmiki Road junction and hundreds of students use this road to reach their College. Absence of traffic signals is posing a danger to the students and also other motorists.
Traffic jams on this busy junction is worse at the time of opening and closing of schools, colleges and offices.
At the Vontikoppal Sri Lakshmivenkataramanaswamy Temple Circle (B.C. Lingaiah, Chikkannadasa Circle), some of the green lights are not working since weeks and this confuses motorists whether to stay at the crossing or move. Usually they are forced to move owing to continuous honking from motorists from behind.