Riding on a Median – The MTC way

This incident took place few months ago. 
Venue: Near Vadapalani Bus Depot and Doshi Garden shopping Mall.

Time: Around 05 PM
Atmosphere: Traffic flow was normal. Slight drizzle and wind.  

Now to the story… 

Vadapalani-Kodambakkam road is considered to be a heavy traffic route. Traffic Police has put in a lot of effort to decongest the roads at Vadapalani. Especially near the Bus Depot. But we have some expert drivers who can create traffic blocks even in a smooth flowing traffic.

Even though there is a Bus Depot, all bus drivers (and most of the commuters) like to alight in front of Doshi Gardens. Usually the traffic flow is not interrupted by this practice. But on this day, a biker lost his control on the bike and fell down on the right side of the bus causing the traffic towards Porur to stop for a few seconds.

Then came our Hero – the driver of another MTC bus. He decided to overtake the vehicles and forgot that there is a median on the road.

This simple mistake from the driver caused a traffic jam which took almost 20 minutes (during the peak hour) for the police men to clear.

  1. #1 by udayms on July 12, 2007 - 7:01 am

    By the way…. look at the number of people walking on that road… when there IS a footpath on the sides…. note that the footpath seems to be wide enough…. the photographer of these photos, another photographer and a lot of onlookers are there on the footpath… and still there are a lot of jay walkers on the roads..!!!! They should all be fined.

  2. #2 by Simi on July 15, 2007 - 3:45 am

    Wow!!! A great effort! Hats off!
    It’s sad that the callous attitude towards fellow road users and scant respect for the traffic rules many drivers make a hell out of roads… MTC men rank in the top few slots if not the toppest among the drivers who throw all rules to the wind.

  3. #3 by raks on July 25, 2007 - 7:04 am

    @Simi: Thank you for the encouraging words!

  4. #4 by udayms on July 25, 2007 - 7:10 am

    Keep visiting… and if you folks find something interesting.. dont hesitate to drop us a mail… 🙂

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