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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #341
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Wow... They are fencing the 19 km stretch? Very eager to see some pics...


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No its kind of Expressway only.Because the main roads will be fenced and no people or vehicles will be allowed to cross the road.I will post photos,but not in this thread.I will start a new thread for that.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #342
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No its kind of Expressway only.Because the main roads will be fenced and no people or vehicles will be allowed to cross the road.I will post photos,but not in this thread.I will start a new thread for that.
Actually there is a lot of difference between expressway like and an actual expressway. Just fencing may not be enough. According to me this stretch will become signal free by building flyovers at all intersections in between but traffic will still not be able to cruise at 100 km/hr. Similar examples are Ring road, outer ring road of Delhi and Western Express highway of Mumbai which have longer signal free stretches than this one but still are not expressways.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #343
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #344
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INTERCEPTOR TO CHECK SPEEDING ON ELECTRONICS CITY EXPRESSWAY

The 9.5 km elevated expressway to Electronics City, which will be inaugurated on Friday, is a godsend to more than 3 lakh techies who daily commute to work. But fearing that this signal-free stretch could easily turn into a death trap, the police will use an Interceptor, install surveillance cameras, and levy a fine of Rs 500 to deter over-speeding
M K ASHOKA & SRIDHAR VIVAN


At every kilometre or so, a round white signboard with ‘80’ in bold black, and circled in red, screams at you. It’s the designated speed limit on the 9.5 km elevated expressway to Electronics City, the longest signal and junction-free stretch in the city.
But these signboards are a mere distraction as we found out during a trial drive on the expressway. The shining macadam unspools endlessly before you and even the least adventurous driver is tempted to put his foot down on the gas pedal and let it stay there. Chances are, when traffic begins in earnest later this week, that it could prove fatal.
RS 500 FINE
Fully aware of how accident prone the expressway could become, the traffic police are taking no chances. They are, wisely, not relying on those signboards alone. As Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) Praveen Sood revealed, an Interceptor will be parked (probably at the extra lay bye on the stretch) to stop over-speeding vehicles. Moreover, surveillance cameras will be installed at various points along the stretch to curb those in a tearing hurry.
A fine of Rs 500 will be levied for over-speeding and dangerous driving. The fine amount will be Rs 200 for two-wheelers. Variable Message Signs will display messages composed of letters and symbols and provide real time information on the traffic situation to motorists.
COPS EXTRA VIGILANT
Sood said they did not want to take chances on the new expressway after what happened on the freeway to the Bengaluru International Airport soon after it was opened. There were 30 casualties in the first month.
“The speed limit on the elevated highway is 80 kmph and we will see to it that vehicles are driven within the speed limit. Every possible way including interceptors to surveillance cameras will be used for this purpose,” he said. “It is not like driving on an ordinary road. A small mistake can be fatal. If you lose control, the consequences can be huge. Hence, by using our men and technology, we will monitor the traffic,” he added.
He appealed to commuters to mind the rules. “We request commuters to keep safety aspects in their mind. With two lanes in each direction, there is no scope for over-speeding and overtaking on the elevated road. Stopping of vehicles unnecessarily on the elevated road will lead to serious traffic congestion,” he said.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #345
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VOLVOS SHY OF FLYING OVER

BMTC may not take the expressway due to the toll; it prefers to use the road
SUCHITH KIDIYOOR & SRIDHAR VIVAN


If you are one of those techies who travels to Electronics City in a Volvo bus every day, chances of you being deprived of a drive on the new elevated expressway are quite high. Reason: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is contemplating running its swanky red-coloured buses on the surface instead of the expressway.
The BMTC runs around 100 Volvo buses on the Electronics City route, catering mainly to the city’s techie population. The expressway, which is all set to be thrown open for traffic on Jan 22, is meant to reduce travel time between the central parts of the city and the IT hub.
HOLE IN POCKET
But what is coming in the way of a straight-drive by a Volvo bus is the toll fixed by the expressway promoters. As the toll charged for a bus on a single journey is Rs 70, it is likely to drill a bigger hole in the pockets of the BMTC’s Volvo fleet, which is desperately trying to break even.
“The best option would be to not use the expressway and take the road on the ground,” said a BMTC official.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, BMTC managing director Syed Zameer Pasha said, “We have not yet decided whether to operate our Volvo buses on the elevated flyover. As they are charging tariffs, we will look into the matter. People travelling in buses that take the expressway will be charged Rs 70. If the corporation uses the expressway, it has to shell out a lot of money as it operates around 100 buses to Electronics City.”
MORE STOPS ON GROUND
BMTC officials feel there is no need to use the elevated flyover as there will be less traffic on the existing road. Moreover, plying on the ground will increase the BMTC’s revenue as there are many bus stops en route.
“There are several stops from near the Central Silk Board up to Electronics City and a lot of commuters board the buses at these stops. If the bus takes the expressway, we will not only put these commuters to hardship but also end up losing revenue,” they said.
SLIGHT HIKE ‘FINE’
Srikanth, a techie who travels to Electronics City from Vijayanagar every day, says, “I wish the Volvo buses could use the flyover. It can easily save 20-25 minutes. BMTC can also consider having separate Volvo services using the flyover. We don’t mind paying three to four rupees extra if we can reach the other end fast.”
However, the KSRTC has kept its options open on plying the Airavata buses on the expressway. “These are long-distance buses and the travel time is crucial for us. We will take a decision later on using the expressway,” said a KSRTC official
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #346
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BMTC can simply have 2 services - one via surface with normal fare and one via elevated road with slightly higher fare. What's the problem in that ? DTC also charges an extra 2 Rs. ticket from passengers on routes where it crosses toll plazas on expressways.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #347
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Traffic do’s and don’ts on elevated road
Bangalore, Jan 19, DHNS

In view of the opening of the 9.5 km long elevated road between the Silk Board and Electronics City on Friday, the City traffic police have issued an advisory consisting of do’s and don’ts with regard to commuting on the stretch.

Since traffic will move in two lanes in each direction on the elevated road, there will be no scope for overspeeding and overtaking. Though the upper speed limit will be 80 km per hour, motorists should drive safely and slowly in order to avoid untoward accidents.
Moreover, vehicles should not be unnecessarily stopped on the elevated road as it may lead to congestion.

There will be no scope for changing lanes except at the point of coming down at the Electronics City. Fast-moving cars should strictly restrict themselves to the right lane near the median, whereas slow-moving heavy vehicles and two-wheelers should remain on the outer lane.

Surveillance cameras have been installed on the elevated road which will monitor commuters and traffic violators. Variable message signs displaying messages consisting of letters and symbols have also been put at the spot. These will also provide real-time information on traffic situation in order to improve operations and reduce accidents.
Besides, these will help motorists in changing travel speed, lanes and routes.

Commuters should be patient beyond Silk Board as traffic will move much slower due to the additional pressure created because of the fast movement on the elevated road, says the advisory.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:03 AM   #348
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BETL expressway opening tomorrow



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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:07 AM   #349
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Can any one tell which part is this on Hosur road? Looks the complete 14lanes are ready (including 4 lanes elevated)

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Old January 21st, 2010, 05:55 AM   #350
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Can any one tell which part is this on Hosur road? Looks the complete 14lanes are ready (including 4 lanes elevated)

To me it looks like near to shell petrol bunk in between Garvebhavipalya and bomanhalli junction
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:59 AM   #351
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Hey Arul Thanks man for the awesome find.

They must do some nice landscaping works under the flyover,I am wondering how it would look in the night.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:14 AM   #352
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ON THE ZOOMWAY TO E-CITY

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9.5-Km Ride To Take 20 Mins

Elevated expressway connects Central Silk Board junction and Electronic City To be inaugurated on Friday by Union surface transport minister Kamal Nath Travel time: 15-20 mins To benefit: thousands of commuters, mostly techies

VALUE ADDITIONS

4 lanes of traffic: 2 lanes in each direction Metal dividers run between, adorned with flower pots Streetlights on either side Variable Message Signs (VMS) display info about lanes, routes, accidents a first in the city Surveillance cameras at specific locations Carriageway on both sides: 7.5 metres wide

PUSHING DEADLINES

Project started in early 2006 Was to be completed by Sept 2008, then again by April 2009

WHAT COMMUTERS SAY

The expressway is the best thing that has happened to Bangalore. I have been travelling for the past two-and-half years, ever since the project was in its initial stages. The road would be dark and in a pathetic condition, and it took one-and-half hours to reach the city. Now it takes around 45 minutes. I also had back pain due to the long rides. Now, there are lights everywhere, thanks to the expressway, and the ride is going to be smoother and quicker.

Samyukta Raman | MEDIA PROFESSIONAL, RESIDENT OF ELECTRONIC CITY

I am really excited. I travel nearly three hours every day. Not only me but all my colleagues are also ready to pay the toll if it gets us home early.

Shobhita Martiz | SOFTWARE PROFESSIONAL, LIVES IN KAMMANAHALLI



TOLL ANNOUNCED

Two-wheelers riding for first time to pay Rs 10 for one way, Rs 20 for multiple journeys Cars, SUVs: Rs 30; Rs 45 for multiple journeys Monthly passes available: Rs 360 for bikes, Rs 900 for cars, jeeps, vans

TOLL ON GROUND ROAD TOWARDS ATTIBELE

Commuters, barring two-wheelers , crossing Attibele and going towards Tamil Nadu, to pay up too For using the NHAI road: cars, jeeps to pay Rs 20 LCVs: Rs 20, trucks, buses which ply often: Rs 30, at Attibele Plaza

LOCATION OF FEE PLAZAS

Electronic City Phase I near Infy gate Electronic City Phase II Right-hand side of carriageway towards city from Electronic City Left-hand side of carriageway towards Hosur from city Attibele




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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:51 AM   #353
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:12 AM   #354
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:34 AM   #355
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The merging lane from the on ramp could have been designed with a smoother curve. The one above is bound to slow down traffic on the left lane and possibly result in accidents.
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The merging lane from the on ramp could have been designed with a smoother curve. The one above is bound to slow down traffic on the left lane and possibly result in accidents.
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No IU, this on ramp is only for the traffic going from electronics city side to Bengaluru City. The lane from the other side (from city to electronics city side becomes one way) exactly after this point and two exit ramps comes from there, one goes to electronics city and the other straight to Hosur side
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:19 PM   #357
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The new Elevated Expressway all geared up for the launch!!!

With due credits to the copyright Holder Akhil Sasi.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:28 AM   #358
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Pretty good ... looks like the PVNR expressway in the nightshots.

Probably vehicles don't need to switch on their headlights, that's how bright the lighting looks Quality of construction looks good, the first riders tomorrow will report the facts anyways....

Good job by Soma enterprises, Maytas and Nagarjuna Constructions ... i think all 3 companies are based in Hyd. If bandhs etc., continue in Hyd, I think slowly all these companies will move to bangalore or some other city.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:18 AM   #359
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