Bengaluru, Nov. 7 -- The Karnataka government has decided to set up Bengaluru Mobility Management Authority (BMMA), a body that would enable traffic management in a city that has become synonymous for vehicular congestion and extremely long travel times among other problems.

Chairing a meeting of experts and public representatives on Wednesday, Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa announced several measures to improve mobility in a city of over 10 million people and 8 million vehicles. The meeting, specifically to address issues plaguing Bengaluru, also saw the over three month-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state discuss other challenges like waste management, improving connectivity, reducing pollution and announ...