There is some good news for motorists who are fed up with the numerous road humps.
Home Minister V.S. Acharya on Thursday told the Legislative Council that directions would be issued to the departments of Public Works, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, and the police to remove all “unscientific” and “unnecessary” road humps in the State.
Replying to Janata Dal (Secular) member Abdul Azeem during question hour, the Minister referred to a statement by the Indian Road Congress (IRC) that unscientific and badly constructed road humps were responsible for fatal accidents. “A large number of road humps in the State do not comply with the IRC standards and are dangerous for motorists,” he observed.
“Several humps, including the rubber ones on the roads leading to the Vidhana Soudha, have been unscientifically put up,” Dr. Acharya said.
Acknowledging that road humps had been put up in some places in Bangalore where they were not required, he said the matter had been taken up with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.
He said road humps would be painted with white stripes and cat's-eye reflectors installed to increase visibility.
Dr. Acharya said he had written to the deputy commissioners of some districts on the need to remove unscientific and unwanted road humps.