QUEEN’S ROAD: Nearly a year after auto lanes were introduced by the Bangalore traffic police, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem has admitted they are ‘not working out’.
Lanes on four city roads — Kasturba Road, Cubbon Road, Seshadri Road and R V Road — were demarcated for autos as a pilot when B Dayanand held the post. Now, in most places, the markers have been knocked down, leaving them standing intermittently, and springing a surprise on unsuspecting motorists.
“It was started only on certain roads to habituate auto drivers to keep left, which they will have to continue to do on all city roads regardless of whether the dedicated lanes are in place or not,” Saleem told City Express.
However, even three of months ago, the official sounded more hopeful, saying that the lanes were serving their objective — to keep autos — permitted to cruise at 40 km per hour, 10 km than other vehicles — to keep to the left lane.