Who designed this?

Coming home last night from watching Evam’sLove Letters” at Ranga Shankara (thanks Anita!) I noticed the following… can you spot the problem?

flyover%20crossover.jpg

I’m sure it’s obvious to anyone who’s actually been on the flyover – the two streams of traffic cross in the middle!

What madman designed this flyover? Were they trying to kill people? I thought the point of a flyover was to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow by eliminating traffic crossing! Can someone please explain this to me?

8 Comments so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

    Ha ha ha…

    Initially the neta wanted to show development and the contractor to pocket works!!!

    They temporarily elevated the problem thats all.

    I cant stop laughing.

    Just 2 days back TV9 news was showing shimoga gearing up for such flyovers. I dont think you would have even heard that place properly but yes, they are continuing with flyover, pass belows.

    Cheers
    mohan!


  2. psj (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    When this flyover was inaugurated and used it was all as per normal rules.Bt none used it,so they moved the traffic from the road below to the flyover and also gifted it with a policeman and a signal.


  3. Ravi (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    Welcome to India & Bangalore, Charles. Over here, you will have to excuse the lack of logic and common sense amongst our city administrators & public officials!


  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    Oh Chrles,

    This is the worlds only trafic signal on a fly over, who said they are built to by pass signals!! our planners have a great wisdom to ensure you don’t miss the charm of signals or cops anywhere anyhow!!


  5. rubic_cube (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    Well, the scenario over the flyover has changed a lot since the beginning. Initially, this flyover was used to route traffic from Mission Road and K H Road to either Residency Road or Richmond Road. It used to work like that for quite sometime. The flyover was built to ease the congestion at the K H Road Road – Mission Road intersection. It used to be hell in 2000-2001.
    Sometime in late 2005 (I think so), Residency Road and Richmond Road were made one-ways. And therefore the flyover became obsolete unless a new way to use it was thought of. And there, my friend, arose the idea of having a signal on top of a flyover.


  6. rubic_cube (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

    Well, the scenario over the flyover has changed a lot since the beginning. Initially, this flyover was used to route traffic from Mission Road and K H Road to either Residency Road or Richmond Road. It used to work like that for quite sometime. The flyover was built to ease the congestion at the K H Road Road – Mission Road intersection. It used to be hell in 2000-2001.
    Sometime in late 2005 (I think so), Residency Road and Richmond Road were made one-ways. And therefore the flyover became obsolete unless a new way to use it was thought of. And there, my friend, arose the idea of having a signal on top of a flyover.


  7. Yesh (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 11:40 am

    this flyover is a one of it’s kind in the world and you can see this marvellous and amazing architecture only in NAMMA BENGALURU :),
    Also i remember that someone had asked this question in some quiz.


  8. silkboard (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

    This type or that type, flyovers, especially when planned as one-off or point solutions, are never the solutions. They just postpone the problem to another location or point-of-time.



Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.