MY OPINION – If CBD is not made pedestrian friendly, where else can it be?

Most Bengalureans would possibly disapprove of any support to TenderSURE. It is understandable considering their u sufferings due to unending civil works resulting in snail’s pace of traffic in the CBD. Why spend such a fortune on such a small stretch of road? Why do we need uwider pavements when there is so much of ...

MY OPINION – Good roads need good behaviour

MY OPINION - Good roads need good behaviour
<img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=6036484&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Fatal accidents like the recent one involving a young bride-to-be on her short visit to Bengaluru from Hong Kong do not augur wel for the image of the city and its citizens. But this is not the first time that somebody on his way to or from the airpor has become the ...

MY OPINION – Innocent even after being pronounced guilty

MY OPINION - Innocent even after being pronounced guilty
                        Bollywood coming out in support of Salman Khan isn’t surpris ing. No one expected them to say otherwise. But asking people not to sleep on pavements or governments to rehabilitate all such squatters give the impression that they woke up to this harsh ...

Skywalks are required but…

Skywalks are required but...
                          Any agitation for skywalks and pedestrian subways can never be termed unjustified. In fact, there is urgent need to migrate from motorist-centric to pedestrian-oriented policies. Every widening of road is done at the expense of the footpath, thereby forcing more and more ...

Traffic management is like Bollywood music

Traffic management is like Bollywood music
Just like when tunes are first composed, and lyrics penned later, a traffic cop’s nightmare begins only after infrastructure is opened to public use. In Bollywood nowadays, tunes are composed first and lyrics written later to fit the tunes. In a way, it is like digging a grave first and then looking for a dead ...

MY OPINION – Law must enhance road safety, not revenue

No one can dispute the good intent behind the new Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014 in place of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. There is a lot of emphasis on improving road-user behaviour through enhanced penalties and strict licensing. Among other provisions, the bill envisages to increase penalties by 10-50 times. Such changes are ...

MY OPINION – Should juveniles go scot-free?

While the nation rejoiced over speedy trials and exemplary punishment in the Nirbhaya and Shakti Mills cases, some managed to evade the reach of law because they were juveniles. The policy on juveniles is caught between rehabilitation and get-tough approach. It’s worthwhile to learn from the evolution of policy towards juvenile offenders in the United ...

NDTV PANEL DISCUSSION ON ROAD SAFETY 1

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MY OPINION ‘It’s high time we had tougher road-safety laws’ 1

Gopinath Munde joins the long list of politicians like Saheb Singh Verma, Rajesh Pilot and Gyani Zail Singh who lost their lives due to road ac cidents.The lives of one lakh and thirty thousand Indians are cut short every year due to circumstances that are totally avoidable. Fatalities on roads keep rising unabated without any ...

Quick punishment, not guns, can ensure safety 4

   Achurch is attacked and the most obvious response is to deploy policemen at all churches. Some miscreants desecrate a temple idol and there is demand for giving police protection to all temples. Vandals target hospitals, ATMs, hotels and the knee-jerk reaction is to ask for deployment of police there too. There is a rape in ...