Bengaluru, also called India’s Silicon Valley, was on a halt on Wednesday because the metropolis reported serpentine visitors jams, leaving commuters stranded for hours on finish. Components of Bengaluru that reported huge visitors congestion embody the metropolis’ tech hall Outer Ring Highway (ORR), Whitefield, Marathahalli, Mahadevapura, Belandur, and Sarjapur areas.
Of those, the ORR space was the worst hit as residents have been caught for greater than 4 hours and schoolchildren reached house at evening. Visitors snarls have been reported a day after the Bengaluru Bandh organised by pro-Kannada outfits and farmers unions. This bandh was known as to protest the discharge of Cauvery river’s water to Tamil Nadu.
Bengaluru residents have been furious on the visitors administration and the Siddaramaiah-led state authorities and shared their travails on X previously Twitter. Former Infosys board member and company maven Mohandas Pai tagged Karnataka CM’s workplace, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar and questioned them on how lengthy ought to folks endure.
“Huge visitors jam on Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Highway; visitors police points advisory to IT firms. Sir how lengthy ought to folks endure. After 4 months of recent authorities, there is no such thing as a enchancment,” Pai wrote in a publish on X.
One other resident shared a message reportedly from the Joint Commissioner of Visitors, which laid down a number of elements for the horrid visitors scenario within the IT capital of India. Whereas sharing this assertion and calling it “disgraceful”, the consumer mentioned that his youngsters returned house from college at 9 pm. He additionally mentioned that authorities have to admit the truth that Bengaluru’s public transport, roads, drainage and metropolis planning lower fairly the sorry determine as an alternative of creating excuses.
One other consumer shared the ordeal confronted by Bengaluru residents whereas commuting from the ORR-Bellandur-Marathahalli-Whitefield-Mahadevapura belt. Singh additionally mentioned that he believes firms insisting on 100 per cent work from workplace ought to take a lesson and go away Bengaluru.
He added that some schoolchildren got here to house at 8 pm, whereas including children deserve higher than this. “Spoke to quite a lot of people within the ORR-Bellandur-Marathahalli-Whitefield-Mahadevapura belt. Everybody agrees that in the present day’s visitors pile up is the worst ever they’ve confronted. Ever. Take a bow @blrcitytraffic @siddaramaiah—you’ve made a report in the present day!” Singh mentioned.
“Will any of the ORRCA firms apologise for making what town is. Cease additional rampant progress. Status, Embassy, RMZ will promote – that’s their enterprise. However why do you firms lease in the course of such a large number,” he additional wrote.
“Work from workplace is an enormous joke in Bengaluru if firm asks you to come back to workplace on common foundation, 13 kms= 2+ hour minimal journey. And many of the IT firms are on this route,” a consumer mentioned whereas sharing a screenshot of Google Maps location monitoring from NH-75 to Adarsh Palm Retreat.
“Extraordinarily extraordinarily dangerous visitors in BLR ORR in the present day night… my vehicles mileage dropped from Kilometres per Litre to Litres per Kilometre… I’ve lined 7 KMs in 2 Hrs so removed from Whitefield to Marathahalli and acquired 5 extra KMs to cowl… 🙁 #ORRCA,” one other consumer wrote.
On account of Bengaluru shutdown on September 26, the visitors on roads was two occasions greater than the conventional automobile depend, which was speculated to be round 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh.
Round 3.59 lakh autos, nevertheless, plied on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, in line with an IBI visitors report. Lengthy weekend, rains, waterlogging, and Ganesh Visarjan processions in a number of elements of town additionally exacerbated the visitors scenario in Bengaluru. Rains and waterlogging brought about a number of automobile breakdowns between 3:30 pm to five:00 pm too.
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