Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Traffic Maps for Bangalore !!

wow..something which I wished always in India is already there !!.. You always wanted to know how's the traffic movement within Bangalore ..like Traffic on Hosur Road is always slow ..but its good to know whether it is slow or delay or smooth at this moment :)

visit : http://traffic.mapunity.org/ It shows exactly what you were looking for :) Its with collaboration with Google Maps !!

Also if you need to know Driving Directions on Indian Road, this is one more website :

http://www.mapunity.org/maps/indiaroads/

Here is the example of what you will get for Bangalore to Pondicherry :

1. Visit URL :
http://www.mapunity.org/maps/indiaroads/
2. Give Bangalore as start
3. Pondicherry as end
4. Click on GO button to get the map from Bangalore to Pondicherry
5. Click on the "Steering Wheel" Button to get the driving directions & kms between each village

Wow this is just for travelers !!

Let your friends in USA/UK/Australia that now Google Helps Indians too for all that they were enjoying for so many years!!

Enjoy

My earlier Posts on the same subject :

Driving Directions in India Online !!
Lost on Indian Roads !! ..Internet Helps you :)



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://traffic.mapunity.org/

It is very useful and efficent tool.

Add attraction is: BMTC route map.
It is like having GPS navigation which is avialble in western countries.Obsolutely..fabulous work.

Nitin said...

Thanks Sandeep. Awesome.

http://driving-india.blogspot.com said...

Almost 10% of the global road traffic accidents occur in India. Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of the indisciplined driving on Indian roads. Unfortunately in since 60 years since independence the authorities have failed to publish a National Highway code. Licences are given to anyone who can demonstrate an ability to use the clutch-accelerator, consequently the motoer driving schools teach just that and no more. Concepts such as - blindspots, principle of MSM, the tyre & tarmac rule, 2 second gap and most improtantly giving way are not known to the average Indian driver.

This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training to all Indian road users. It is by far the most comprehensive website providing training in defensive driving. Learning simple road habits can make our roads safe and also free up congestion caused by traffic chaos.

At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. The video are unique in that the footage is real life action from streets of London. We have copied the Western habits: Replaced the dhoti with denim, high rise buildings for Indian cottages, burgers and coke instead of Indian breads and perhaps sugarcane juice. Surely we can copy the Western ways of travelling too.

To watch the videos, interested readers may visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

The videos cover the following topics:

Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
Video 7: Merging with the Main road
Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
Video 9: Never Cut Corners
Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy
Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation

Many thanks