The road ahead – 10 New Year Resolutions

Although a bit late, here are a few New Year resolutions for the city’s administration responsible for the development & maintenance of Bangalore’s roads.

1. Tar all the Roads at least twice this year
2. Tar those roads that have never been tarred
3. Strive towards a better coordination with the other civic bodies that need to dig up the roads for their work & ensure the refilling is done properly
4. Stop doing a patch work of potholes & do a more better & permanent job of repairing it. (From a down & up ride it is repaired to an up & down ride. Instead should strive for an even ride)
5. Provide proper & useable footpaths for pedestrians, so that they don’t spill on to the roads thereby obstructing traffic
6. Ensure All medians have clear reflectors at the beginning of it
7. Take care so that all the traffic islands look healthy
8. Ensure that any road work taken up (widening, repair etc) is completed in the quickest possible time & with the least inconvenience to the public
9. To paint all zebra crossings, stop lines etc more regularly
10. Not to act stingy with the tar when laying humps & lay good wide ones.

6 Comments so far

  1. | Balu | (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    lol.. good ones Lokesh….
    hope people at BBMP read it and DO follow them as well…


  2. | Balu | (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    lol.. good ones Lokesh….
    hope people at BBMP read it and DO follow them as well…


  3. Prasad (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    Stop mindless cutting of trees.But does anybody care? sad state!!:(


  4. Pisipati sriram (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 9:27 am

    Good and practical suggestions. There is one omission – Let not the Mahanagara Palike allow erection of ugly looking advertisement signboards on roads, junctions and on pavements. It should also prevent hanging of commercial sign boards on road medians that disfigure cityscape.

    Secondly, under no circumstance the Palike should allow political banners, cloth or vinyl, carrying party flags and leaders’ photos, hung across the roads. This way roads can be kept clean. The major destruction to city roads come from digging them up for advertisement boards and political banners apart from telephone and water works depats.


  5. Pisipati sriram (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    Good and practical suggestions. There is one omission – Let not the Mahanagara Palike allow erection of ugly looking advertisement signboards on roads, junctions and on pavements. It should also prevent hanging of commercial sign boards on road medians that disfigure cityscape.

    Secondly, under no circumstance the Palike should allow political banners, cloth or vinyl, carrying party flags and leaders’ photos, hung across the roads. This way roads can be kept clean. The major destruction to city roads come from digging them up for advertisement boards and political banners apart from telephone and water works depts.


  6. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

    If only these were followed…!



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