Monday, 29 November 2010

To make you go slow I break your spine

40 humps in 6 kilometers. Yes I am talking about the Harlur road which connects Hosur Road Near Singasandra to Sarjapur road near the outer ring road. Most of the humps in this road are illegal ones and are against the standards. Most of the cars will have to scratch its bottom on most of the humps. It is also called as a spine breaker by the medical experts. As per them. It is a big danger to the motorcyclists.
The actual speed breaker needs to be constructed only with the following specification.

Most importantly a driver needs to be notified that there is a speed breaker on the way with a signal and also by differentiating it with a different colors. There is a lot of accidents happening in this road when people tries to avoid speed breakers and move through the sides of it. Some department felt that there needs to be some action that needs to be taken and have drawn yellow zebra crossing. On all the humps.

It says something like this to me. You go fast and break your head, to make you go slow I break your spine. Choice is yours.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dead body found in Bellundur Lake

Bellandur Lake (or Bellandur Kere) is a lake which lies to the southeast of the city of Bangalore, and is the largest lake in the city. It is a part of Bellandur drainage system that drains the southern and the southeastern parts of the city. The lake is a receptor from three chains of lakes upstream, and has a catchment area of about 148 square kilometres (37,000 acres). Water from this lake flows further east to the Varthur Lake, from where it flows down the plateau and eventually into the Pinakani river basin. It is currently highly polluted with sewage. the cost of maintain will come approx. to some 100 of crores the cost includes desilting, strengthening of bund and beautification.

361.3 hectare
Length- 3.6 KM
Breadth- 1.4 KM
Shore line- 2.7 KM
Water depth - 6 feet
There is a road through the shore of the lake which was earlier a bund between the lake and the field, which connects Bebllendur and Yemlur villages. I have been using this road to go to office for the past five years. Recently this road is tared and both the sides of the road has been fenced. This had increased the traffic But some portion of the road is still open and not fenced. Yesterday morning when I went to fooce on the way I could see that the police and the fire forece searching in the lake and there was a car white colour taken out of the lake. There were two boys who were fully drenched in mud. When I enquired they said that there is aperson missing. Today morning decan herald reported that the boy is still missing. While coming to office I saw that there is croud again in the same place where the boys hand is popped out of the mud.

Friends in a daze, police baffled Bangalore, Nov 17, DHNS

Both the police and fire personnel are baffled over the disappearance of Aditya, an young engineer, while travelling atop a car on Wednesday morning.
Five young men, all engineers, who were travelling on Yamlur tank bund lost control of their car and plunged into the lake. Four escaped unhurt while Aditya is still missing.
Aditya could not have fallen to the left of the road as there is a barricade and the only possibility is that he might have sunk in the slush in the tank.
At the Airport traffic police station, Vinod and Kishore were sitting dazed. Mohith joined them later and tried his best to unravel the story.
The police inspector took him to the car and asked him to show how exactly Aditya was travelling on top of the car. Meanwhile, a constable climbed the car and tried to position himself on the parked vehicle. Searching for words, Mohith could only mutter say: 'Sir, I can only say he was travelling seated on the top.”
The friends searched almost all the hospitals in the City on Wednesday, thinking that Aditya might have slipped and fallen on the road and someone might have taken him to hospital. But in vain. “Aditya is a very positive and hyperactive person. I am confident that even if he was stuck in the lake, he will wriggle out and meet us to tell the tale,” said Mohith.
Aditya’s parents were inconsolable. From early morning, they were glued to the earthmover which was digging out the weeds, in search of Aditya, who has gone missing.
Only child
Vishwanth, Aditya’s father told Deccan Herald: “Aditya is my eldest child and only son. My daughter is still young.”
After completing his PUC in KLE, Aditya went on to become an engineer. He has also appeared for the MBA entrance exam. The family is from Andhra Pradesh and came to the City long ago.
Till late in the evening, police were struggling to collect details of Sowmya and her whereabouts, since her statements are crucial for the case. Traffic cops were contemplating to file a missing complaint with the HAL police station.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

God's hand while driving.

The person who taught me driving was George Thomas, a friend of mine in Bangalore. When I took my car for the first time with him, I had to take it to the reverse direction. He was not happy with that and told me, if it is in the reverse gear that you need to go while starting the car, then you first move the gear to the first and take the vehicle a little to the front and then take it to the reverse gear. I kept it a practice to do the same as part of the prayer. I also say "God save me", when I start the car. I have also seen most of the people in India doing this.
But some times I wonder then why would there be an accidents on the roads if they had started there vehicles after prayers. And this was disturbing me for a while.
It was Diwali and my in laws were invited to Bangalore to celebrate it with us. We booked a bus for him to Trichy on the Sunday after the Diwali. It was from Bommanahalli by 1:00 pm. we mistook it as 1:45 and reached there by 1:30 just to find that the bus has already left. One of the staff told us to try to get it from Hosur as the bus started 10 minutes ago. Since it was a multi axial Volvo it speeds very fast and was almost impossible to get the bus. I tryed to take a chance and speed to Hosur. It was raining heavily. Visibility was almost 30% the fastest wipe of the wiper couldn't wipe away all the water from the glass of my car. The cyclone was entering the land in between Chennai and Nellore.
I had taken my car today also after the prayer. While speeding the car a call from my inside is telling me that it is not safe to drive fast. While crossing one of the flyovers I could see an LED electronic hanging board displaying "Wet Road, Drive Slow". I knew what it meant and completely agreed to it, but I had to catch the bus in Hosur. I was driving in a speed of 120 KM/H. While crossing Naarayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, I could see a luggage Autoriksha crossing the road from the other side. I could see the blue colour of the vehicle partially through the water.  I pressed the break with all the force and held the steering with all my strength so that my car will not skid. I could see my child and my wife sitting next to me. The car was moving in the same speed by the tyres were not rotating. It skid for the next 50 meters. I could see that the auto moving to the other half of my car where my wife and my child were sitting. there was no escape but to hit it. I was sure that it was going to hit. I could not change the direction of the car while the car is under applied break, as there is no ABS in the car. But my inner will and cautiousness was not at all worried. I was holding complete confidence from inside. and was not at all disturbed. One meter from the Autoriksha, Streering automatically turned to the left and changed the direction of the car. It hurt my hand, as I was holding it so tight, at the angle of my hand. All of a sudden we made a narrow escape. My wife thought that I did a master technique to escape. My father in law who is an expert driver with out knowing anything told me that I should avoid these kind of people, who does not respect traffic rules. He thought that I was teasing the autoriksha driver and showing that I was going to hit him. When I said that "No, I was standing on the break, and trying to stop it", he got scared. there was no streaking sound from the road as the road was completely  wet. My wife she noticed that I was applying the break and with and expert twist I saved the life and appreciated me. And to her I said, "Yes, I had applied the break, which did not work, and was holding the steering tight so the car would not skid, but I did not change the direction. It was the God.".  It was the hand of the God to who I pray who changed the direction of the car, I told myself." 

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I am my fathers child

Claire handling Royal Enfield on the move. I drop her to her crush, everyday morning. She started sitting in front of the bullet. She wanted to handle the handle too. She concentrates on the road and the traffice while riding.
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