The Karnataka Budget and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Budget 2023-24 recently announced that 75 junctions of Bengaluru would be improved, at a cost of Rs 150 Crore. In keeping with this vision, the BBMP and Bengaluru Traffic Police, in collaboration with World Resources Institute India (WRI India), under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), launched the Suraksha75 initiative in on 25th March 2023.
This initiative aims to make Bengaluru's busy intersections safer for pedestrians along with improved traffic movement and more robust enforcement. Suraksha75 will be managed under Bengaluru's Road Safety Cell under the BBMP TEC (Traffic Engineering Cell) with WRI India as knowledge partner.
Intersections are complex spaces in any road network. It’s a space where the occurrence of conflicts between various modes of transportation is quite common. Taking cognizance of this issue, BBMP has made several junctions – Town Hall junction, Maurya junction, and Balekundri circle – safer by design over the past few years.
Safer streets and more efficient junctions can only be created when civil engineering, traffic engineering, and urban design are integrated. The 75 junctions, chosen under the Suraksha75 program, will be improved tapping into all three expertise and will follow global principles of road safety with the inclusion of critical elements such as pedestrian refuge areas, speed calming measures, safe demarcated crossings and more
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We invite your suggestions on improving junction safety