Bangalore has the dubious distinction of some of the worst implementations in infrastruacture..
- Only city to have traffic signal in the middle of a flyover
- Most flyovers have more traffic below than on the flyover
- U-turn on a signal free road
- Build underpasses without a need or a traffic study
The list is way too big..but adding to this list is one more change that BBMP has done..this is having..
- 6 Humps on a single stretch of a flyover
This has been done on the mysore road flyover..initially when L&T implemented the project, one of the best implementations should say, they had joints at regular intervals with a rubber joint..
This was more to take care of the seasonal expansions and shrinkages and also to drain water..this was working well for many years and as all projects would need maintenance..this rubber joints also needed replacement..
lo..here enters our awesome 'engineers'..in order to save money on the maintenance contracts they started asphalting the joints..this would regularly give way because of the rubber below and they would patch it up again..
Now after all experiments..they have done the ultimate..they have put humps on these joints..6 of them each way..its a complete implementation with zeebra stripes and all..see below!
One other mistake they did with this was the timing..monsoon is a very bad time for road works..think Siddiah knows this very well..but they still did
Now traffic slows down hopelessly on this flyover just because of these dumb humps..and some of these humps have already lost shape due to the original rubber base below..
All in all they have achieved another feat in proving that BBMP can do innovations which can get into record books..albeit they proven as disaster!!