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Wednesday, April 17 2024

Residents Remove Safety Barriers Along Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway

Gujarat National highway
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Sections of safety barriers along the Bengaluru-Mysuru access controlled highway have been dismantled by residents, leading to heightened safety risks for both motorists and pedestrians. The 119-kilometer stretch of the highway, particularly near villages, has seen locals removing barriers installed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), prompting concerns from commuters and residents alike.

Commuters express frustration and fear over the reckless behavior of individuals crossing the six-lane expressway, often at high speeds exceeding 100 kmph. Mahesh Rao, a resident of Mysuru, emphasizes the importance of the barriers for safety and highlights the dangers posed by unlawful crossings.

Vivek B.M., a motorist from Bengaluru, echoes these sentiments, stressing the need for immediate action to address the rising number of fatal accidents on the highway. The removal of safety barriers exacerbates an already perilous situation for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Anil Kumar, another resident of Bengaluru, calls for NHAI intervention to safeguard lives and prevent further tampering with safety measures. The dismantling of barriers not only jeopardizes human safety but also contributes to the tragic deaths of stray animals attempting to cross the highway, as reported by motorists.

Prasanna Kumar, a resident of Maddur, emphasizes the need for NHAI to prioritize safety for all beings, human and animal alike, by ensuring the integrity of safety barriers along the highway.

In response to these concerns, NHAI has initiated measures, including a ₹688 crore tender for additional safety work on the highway, underlining the importance of addressing these safety issues promptly and effectively.

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