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Bangalore Cops to Fine Those Exceeding 80 Kmph

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Following an increase in accidents on the busy stretch of airport road, cameras have been deployed to detect speeders who violate the 80 kmph speed limit. Drivers who do so will be booked by Bengaluru traffic police.

“Speed trap cameras have been installed on the stretch of airport road to automatically detect and fine over-speeding traffic violations,” tweeted joint commissioner of police (Bengaluru Traffic), MN Anucheth, on May 14. “Given the increasing road traffic accidents on Kempegowda International Airport Road, particularly due to over-speeding by drivers/riders, and to enhance road safety,” Anucheth said.

On the airport road, there is an 80 km/h speed restriction. According to the officer, anyone who go over the speed limit will be penalized for their infractions.

According to him, about 9% of Bengaluru’s accidents happened on the airport road. One of the city’s busiest highways is the elevated expressway (Bellari Road), which leads to Kempegowda International Airport. Drivers frequently travel over 100 kmph on this route.

The hours that see the greatest accidents on the roads are between 3 and 6 am and 7 and 11 pm, and the most vulnerable parties are walkers and riders of two wheels.

Accidents on the airport route have grown from 239 in 2021 to 278 in 2022 and then to 322 in 2023, according to figures from the Bengaluru traffic police. This year, 110 incidents were reported on the airport road between January and April.

In Bengaluru, the total number of accidents has also increased: 3,213 in 2021, 3,822 in 2022, and 4,974 in 2023. 1,633 accidents have been reported as of April 2024.

The Hebbal flyover will soon have two more lanes thanks to the efforts of the Bengaluru Development Authority. The KR Puram ramp connecting to the main flyover will have two spans removed, making the ramp unusable for any kind of motorized vehicle.

All vehicle access to the KR Puram up-ramp of the Hebbal flyover will be prohibited till the repair is finished. Drivers are advised to take alternate routes by traffic police.

According to a release, commuters from Nagawara (ORR) traveling via Mehkri Circle to the city are recommended to proceed to Hebbal Circle beneath the flyover, turn right toward Kodigehalli, and then make a U-turn to join the service road and continue joining the loop towards the city.

The IOC-Mukunda Theater Road, the Lingarajapuram flyover route, and the Nagawara-Tannery Road are the best routes for commuters heading into the city from the KR Puram side.

To enter the city, travelers from Hegdenagar-Thanisandra can take the GKVK-Jakkur route.

Travelers heading from KR Puram to Yeswantpur can continue straight beneath the Hebbal flyover to the BEL Circle. At the BEL Circle, turn left to arrive at the intersection of the Sadashivanagar police station. From there, turn right to proceed to IISc and then to Yeswantpur. According to the announcement, travelers heading to the airport from KR Puram, Hennur, HRBR layout, Banasawadi, KG Halli, and the nearby localities should take the Hennur-Bagalur Road.

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