Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

6959 speed breakers in state are unscientific, says PWD minister

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: June 27, 2014 9:12 pm

There are 9072 speed breakers spread across roads in Karnataka with 6959 of them being unscientific, the Karnataka legislature was informed on Friday by the state’s Public Works Department (PWD) minister.

Minister HC Mahadevappa provided the information in response to a question raised by BJP legislator Suresh Kumar on the number of unscientific speed breakers in the state. The PWD minister said that there are 2113 scientific speed breakers on the roads in Karnataka and 6959 unscientific ones.

More than 5,000 unscientific speed breakers had been removed from the roads and speed breakers will in the future be constructed according to the standards of the Indian Road Congress (IRC), the minister said.

“We will hold discussions with the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of all districts for removal of all unscientific humps. We will a call meeting soon to solve the problem of excess speed breakers on the Mysore Road,” Mahadevappa said.

All speed breakers in the state will be clearly marked and signaled in the next three months, he said.

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