Bikers Miffed as Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway Ban Takes Effect

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Bikers Miffed as Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway Ban Takes Effect

The ban on two-wheelers on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has taken effect, leaving biker groups miffed. The ban was imposed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on August 1, 2023, in order to improve safety.

The ban has been met with mixed reactions from bikers. Some have expressed understanding for the reasons behind the ban, while others have said that it is unfair and discriminatory.

“I understand that the NHAI is concerned about safety, but I think this ban is unfair,” said Akash Kumar, a biker who regularly commutes on the expressway. “Two-wheelers are not the only vehicles that cause accidents on the expressway. Cars and buses also cause accidents, but they are not being banned.”

Another biker, who did not want to be named, said that the ban is discriminatory. “Why are only two-wheelers being banned? Cars and buses also contribute to traffic congestion,” he said. “This ban is just a way for the NHAI to generate revenue.”

The NHAI has said that the ban will be reviewed after six months. However, biker groups are planning to protest against the ban.

“We will not accept this ban,” said Suresh Kumar, president of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Bikers Association. “We will be protesting against the ban in the coming days.”

The ban on two-wheelers on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway is a controversial issue. There are valid arguments on both sides of the debate. However, it is important to remember that the ban was imposed in order to improve safety. If the ban does indeed lead to a reduction in accidents, then it will be a success.

Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway ban leaves biker groups miffed - The Hindu

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