Re: Traffic woes…
That stupid Airport road flyover has become a royal pain in the butt. I dont’ know why it got built in the first place. Thanks to the flyover, now all the traffic from Indira Nagar to Ring road flows smoothly till……it reaches a grinding halt just before the U-turn near Millenium motors on the Ring Road (near Dell). In effect, they moved the bottleneck to Ring Road now. So all those vehicles traveling from the other side that have to take the U to go to Dell/IBM/HP/Microsoft etc pile up in one interminable queue. Today I was stuck at the rear end of the queue, and it took me 25 minutes to take the U. I noticed this last week, and I thought it was just teething problems, but I guess, this problem ain’t going anywhere. I don’t know how they are going to solve this.
In effect, I am screwed.
Also learnt my lesson today – Never to take the right lane on that road after crossing the E.G pura junction. On one hand, are the morons who will drive their cars super slowly and not get out the way, and if not them, stinking autos who think they are a Ferrari on three wheels who will respond by belching smoke and revving their motors to Maria Sharapova levels if you so much as dare to horn, and if not both, the occasional 2 wheeler who thinks the right side of the road is the right side of the road. On the other hand, every single moron will keep you squeezed to the right, and move ahead by the time you reach the U turn.
One of these days, I am going to write a paper on how to choose the lanes to drive on in Bangalore. It’s an art form really – knowing where to switch lanes, knowing where the “bus stops” are, so that you don’t get stuck behind a bus, knowing where there is a right or a left, so that you don’t get stuck behind vehicles turning, there is a lot more to it actually. And to do this without pissing off the passing vehicles, now, that is the greatest art of all.