Cops to BBMP: Work on roads from 11 pm to 5 am

Evening Today - - DISTRICT -

Bengaluru: The city traf­fic po­lice and civic agen­cies are plan­ning to meet to dis­cuss about al­lot­ting time for road works, as it is caus­ing ma­jor traf­fic hur­dles when car­ried out dur­ing the day.

The road works by the civic agen­cies like BBMP, BWSSB, Bescom or any other agency dur­ing the day is af­fect­ing the peak hour traf­fic. The traf­fic po- lice have writ­ten sev­eral let­ters and even dis­cussed the is­sue dur­ing meet­ings and even in­formed higher-ups but in vain.

Se­nior traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cers said that the road works car­ried out dur­ing the day af­fect the traf­fic flow and want civic agen­cies to en­sure that the works are car­ried out af­ter 11 pm till 5 am.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said, ‘Ma­jor road works like white top­ping can be ex­cluded as the en­tire road is blocked. But mi­nor works, like dig­ging up part of the road to lay pipes or cables or to re­pair some­thing, should be car­ried out dur­ing the night and not in the morn­ing.’

He said, ‘The ve­hic­u­lar move­ment gets af­fected se­verely even if a part of the road is blocked. We will call a meet­ing with all civic agen­cies at the ear­li­est to de­cide on it, as it is nec­es­sary, keep­ing in mind the in­crease in traf­fic flow in the city dur­ing peak hours.’

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