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The mobile networks in Bangalore have indeed been busy from the past couple of days. The Bangalore City Traffic Police have turned to the cellular networks – as a desperate measure – mass SMSing people to stay away from Hosur Road. The messages received so far:
On October 24, 2005:
“Please avoid Hosur Road due to water logging. Take Bannerghatta Road and Sarjapur Road as an alternative route – Message from Bangalore City Traffic Police.”
On October 25, 2005:
“Please avoid Hosur Road due to water logging. All educational institutions in City/Muncipal limits to be closed on 26th and 27th October – Bangalore City Traffic Police.”
Today, it took me about an hour and a half to drive home from Cunningham Road to Banashankari 2nd Stage – a distance of just 10 kilometres. All around me the situation was pathetic. I wish I had my camera with me today.
Meanwhile, someone has put in the effort to illustrate how Bangalore is crumbling effortlessly. Download the PowerPoint presentation (900 KB) here.
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