Going west on Mysore road past ring road junction, you climb up a fairly steep gradient to get to Nayandahalli bus stop. As usual, where three lanes merge into two you see a bus stop. With busses stopped next to each other, it is almost a perennial traffic jam situation.
Surprisingly around 7pm y'day the drive on this stretch was not as bad as usual. I drove past, took a U turn and came back in amazement to see what was really going on. 2 or 3 traffic policemen were brisk at work. They had set up temporary BTP metallic lane barriers for a distance before the bus stop to segregate and route bus traffic to pass single file in to the bus stand. They had cleared the front of the bus stop from those waiting passengers, autos and cabbies, and were forcefully dragging every bus to follow the lane. Traffic moved much better.
Commendable action indeed.
Around 9:30pm I passed through the same area again. This time I reminded myself to stop and thank the policemen for the good work. But by then everything was back to 'normal' - policemen had disappeared, barriers were not to be seen and three buses had completely blocked the road and I was stuck in the pile of cobweb traffic behind them.
I really wish there is a sustained drive of this kind. Mysore road (and innumerable others too I bet) can handle so much more traffic if such practices were enforced.