Ask a Bangalorean what bugs him or her about the city and nine times out of 10 you are likely to get “traffic” as the answer.
The number of vehicles on our roads has grown exponentially over the years, particularly after 2000. On the other hand, the infrastructure to handle the resultant chaos remains woefully inadequate, despite new flyovers and wider roads.
There are about 4 million vehicles registered in a city of 8 million people.
The absence of an efficient public transport system directly contributes to the increase in the number of private vehicles.
Our It's Official column for the month focuses on issues related to traffic and traffic management.
The first 30 readers who send in the grievances or suggestions will be invited for a live interaction with senior traffic police officials. Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) Praveen Sood has agreed to participate in the interaction to be held at the end of this month. The date, time and venue will be announced later.
Please mail your letters with your complaints and/or suggestions, in not more than 150 words, to It's Official, The Hindu, 19 & 21, Bhagawan Mahaveer Road (Infantry Road), Bangalore 560001 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with your passport-sized photograph before January 20.