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Nation Other News 11 Aug 2019 KR Market Road a nig ...

KR Market Road a nightmare for bikers

Published Aug 11, 2019, 5:49 am IST
Updated Aug 11, 2019, 5:49 am IST
With nobody to monitor, the traders unload the greens-coriander, mint leaves, palak and other leafy vegetables on the road.
A women biker after fall
 A women biker after fall

Bengaluru: Every day around 30 two-wheeler riders skid and get injured while negotiating the K.R. Market Road, thanks to the apathy of BBMP and vegetable traders. Some of the riders even suffered fractures and their vehicles got damaged.

The riders skid because the road has remnants of green vegetables left behind during unloading and they are not cleared regularly by the civic authorities. With nobody to monitor, the traders unload the greens-coriander, mint leaves, palak and other leafy vegetables on the road.


“Some traders sell them on the road side, but they do not care to clear the remnants. Along with the sludge they become slippery,” said Manjunath, a daily commuter.

Even the BBMP does not take any steps to warn traders, nor clean the road. These remnants have bound themselves so strongly to the road that they need to be scraped using metals, he said.

The traffic police as a safety measure have put a barricade to slow down the vehicles. But the barricade itself is leading to lot of falls. When riders apply brakes to slow down their bikes, they eventually lose their grip and slip.Apart from regularly monitoring the traffic, the cops have the additional job of lifting the fallen vehicles and helping the victims.

People have demanded that the traders should be fined for discarding their goods on the road and stop them from loading and unloading on main roads.

Mayor Gangambike said that the problem is attended to and officials have been asked to take suitable steps to prevent  skidding.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru