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bangalore: killer highway

Highway To Death

Pedestrians fall prey to speeding motorists

Highway To Death
Srikanth Kolari
Highway To Death
outlookindia.com
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Ever since the new airport was commissioned eight months ago, speeding vehicles have killed nearly 38 people and injured over a hundred—an average of five deaths a month, mostly pedestrians who try to cross this six-lane stretch. There are eight dangerous crossings on this 35 km stretch and exactly half-a-dozen accident-prone bends.

Despite the maximum speed limit of 80 km for lane one of the highway, cars and taxis average around 120 km per hour. And the monster lorries too, undettered, habitually violate lane discipline.

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