Accident in Airport Road

There was an accident in Airport road today, where in a bus rammed into HAL Employees killing 2 and injuring 19. My friend, who works for IBM says the situation in Airport Road is volatile, as an angry mob has gathered there.

Please try to avoid that area as much as possible. In case you are aware of more information regarding the same, kindly post the same in comments section.

Hope things settle down, soon.

13 Comments so far

  1. Helper (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    A serious road accident involving a Volvo Bus has occurred between HAL Airport Road and Marathally Bridge leading to severe traffic disruption. The bus has been set on fire by the irate mob.Sources indicate 6 people have died and 15 are injured in this road accident.

    The traffic is being diverted towards Jeevanbheema Nagar from Leela Palace Junction. Senior Police Officers are present at the spot. Though Situation is peaceful, the traffic disruption is likely to continue for another 2 to 3 hours.

  2. irina (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

    Such kinds of accidents are awful!!! And the most terrible is that it can happen with everybody and in any unforeseen situations. To tell the truth I’m even afraid of travelling somewhere by plain!!! People, we live in a horrible epoch!!!

  3. Shah (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

    My friend just reached home, which is on Airport Road, from Marthalli. He said that the situation is under control, except for a traffic jam near the HAL helipad, where the accident had occured.

    The Volvo bus has been burnt!!! Its really sad that people jsut dont think that, its their own money that they are burning. Its the driver who has to be punished, if it was indeed his fault.

  4. accident (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    came to know that there is some accident happened on Airport Road in between HAL Main Gate and Helicopter Division and few people died at the spot and lot of people injured. The angry public burnt the bus and stoning other government vehicles .
    It is advisable for the people staying in that area not to use the Airport Road for another 2 – 3 hours . Use other alternative routes or check with me before leaving.

  5. silkboard (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    Sorry to say this, but this is an untimely and rude reminder about pedestrian safety in Bangalore. And we probably needed this, because till people die, we don’t move.

    Similar accidents are just waiting to happen on Outer Ring Road and elsewhere.

  6. Jagannath Moorthy (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

    This is yet another indication of the kind of anger and unrest that lies within the public and rises to the top at the slightest provocation.

  7. santosh (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

    shame on public..

    we are yet to develop yes thee has been a fault.. why the hell they burnt the buss

    mad fckrs..
    this makes me feel people now suck.

  8. silkboard (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

    Jagannath – that anger – at some level, it is ‘naxalism’ of a kind. A Volvo involved in an accident is almost sure to get burnt. Had it been a regular BMTC bus, it would just have been stoned.

    We are paying the price for uneven development. Talking roads, car parking and flyovers, but nothing for pedestrians and public transport in general (besides elite Volvos) is what caused both the things today – accident, and the fury.

  9. santosh (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

    raj kumar incident has already put an awesome impression on non kannadigas.. now this builds up more..

    we need entire system to be revised.. from grassroot..not by govt..but by people..

  10. Mark (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 3:38 am

    Silkboard wrote:
    A Volvo involved in an accident is almost sure to get burnt. Had it been a regular BMTC bus, it would just have been stoned.

    Why’s that? Is there some kind of elitism associated with the Volvo buses? And what is “naxalism”?

  11. Anjan Srinivas (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 6:47 am

    How unfortunate, that we cannot even fix blame on the right thing.The evidence was destroyed.


    “A team of experts from the RTO and insurance companies visited the spot on Wednesday along with Swedish engineers representing the Volvo company. “The team is trying to ascertain the actual cause of the accident. But since the bus was charred, there is little evidence left,” rued a BMTC official. “

  12. silkboard (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    Instead of another long comment again, I ended up doing a separate post here.

  13. sneha (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 6:56 pm


    plz avoid over taking with cab drivers who are very rude and rash driving…they r not even bothered when they hit someone…plz be careful with these cab drivers..when ur driving…they are not at humans…they are equal to doggggggg

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