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A heavy traffic jam has been reported on Baseline Road (Borella area) and roads leading to it including D. S. Senanayake Mawatha and Kynsey Roas, the police. (SD)
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  • dagobert Friday, 07 October 2011 08:41 AM

    Indiscipline driving & haste

    Patriot Thursday, 06 October 2011 04:17 PM

    While improving the effeciency of public transport, specially route # 135,154,104,103,155,141,145 etc, travelling by private vehicles be made more costly so that more people travel in less vehicles. Hence profit to public transport and efficiency will automatically improve which will eventually lead to less traffic jams and blocks.

    Vernon Weerasinghe Thursday, 06 October 2011 04:21 PM

    Removing cops or turning off the colour lights could cause more chaos by motorist interlocking themselves. Also cops (efficient ones) overriding the colour lights although is some sort of a solution, causes unnecessary minor accidents where vehicles from behind ram the vehicle in front I have seen many of those. The best possible technical solution is for the controlling cop having a control panel (like a remote controller) where he can prematurely turn the lights to the next segment, or allow more time for one segment of the cycle, depending on the direction from which more traffic is coming. This is done in some other countries. However the cop should not have the facility to vary the sequence of the cycle.

    Warren Monday, 10 October 2011 06:32 AM

    That's the most ignorant thing I've heard in a while. Just cos you don't have and cant afford a vehicle doesn't mean you should think like that.. you should think about trying to better your situation & getting a vehicle of your own, not lets drag everyone down since I am own..

    sukiri Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:33 AM

    too many traffic lights..

    Ravana Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:36 AM

    This happens every day at around 12 noon. The block is from Borella to the Urugodawatte roundabout. It is due to the incompetent traffic cops directing traffic and overriding the signal lights.

    Tharaka Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:50 AM

    I think the culprit is 135 or a 154 route bus?

    Roshan Friday, 07 October 2011 04:10 AM

    Station the cops but instead directing manually they should follow the traffic signals.

    ravishankar Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:07 AM

    Roads are getting flooded with budget cars & Trishaws day by day.Govt. should seriously start controlling the import of vehicles too. Only road development will not solve the issue.

    RP Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:08 AM

    Traffic Jams are everywhere. Its better to remove the traffic cops manning at colour lights. This happens at Nugegoda Junction after 5 pm almost every day, when two to three PCs disregards the traffic lights. They only looking at the vehicles but never give due consideration for the poor pedestrians.

    dref Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:25 AM

    what about Kohuwala?

    Najeeb Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:28 AM

    Traffic jams that continually appear throughout the day for no reason whatsoever. I think it is simply the fact that most people just don’t have a clue how to drive. As a result of this standstill, drivers begin to change lanes to move to one of the other lanes that are moving properly. As this occurs, the other parallel lanes begin to slow as people are merging over. The same process repeats itself in the other lanes until the entire highway has slowed to a crawl and eventually a complete stop.

    NPJ Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:41 AM

    100% agreed with Ravana

    kumaraya Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:59 AM

    Removing the cops will only add to the confusion, because the buses and vans will disregard the "right of way" and there will be grid-lock!! The answer is to knock-off the signals at peak hours, and manually move the bulk traffic and lesser lanes in less frequent intervals. In other words, the traffic going from the Borella end should be moved over, say a five minute period and the traffic from Pettah side across moved for three minutes. Just try it. Thats what happens in London, Toronto etc


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