Bengaluru traffic police released a report of 17 most dreaded locations in the city over the last three years. And topping the list is a 7 km stretch on Old Madras Road in KR Puram, between Benniganahalli and Medahalli junction.
The location has recorded 208 accidents as well as 54 deaths between 2014 and 2016.
Madiwala junction had topped the 2015 list of black spots with 931 accidents. However, this year the situation has improved as only 12 accidents have been reported in the latest study. On the other hand, all accidents reported on the stretch in Rupena Agrahara, between Silk Board Junction and Bommanahalli, involved fatalities. The junction is in the fourth position in the 2017 list.
R Hithendra, additional commissioner of police (traffic), told the Times of India that while accidents happened more frequently during the peak hours in the past, they are occurring more during night and early morning hours when there are fewer vehicles and speeding is rampant.
The report also mentions that roads in north Bengaluru are increasingly becoming dangerous, particularly signal-free corridors to and from the international airport along Ballari Road. The Hebbal-Kempapura-Columbia Asia Hospital stretch witnessed 60 accidents and 11 deaths between 2014 and 2016, while, Hebbal Lake entrance-Big Bazaar stretch saw 44 accidents and nine fatalities. The corridor between Bethel AG Church and Lumbini Gardens on the Outer Ring Road saw 30 accidents and 12 fatalities in the same period.