There is a ‘saying’ that if you can drive away easily in Bengaluru Traffic then you can survive any roads in the country. People in the city are economical when it comes to fitting themselves into any damn space, everyone here takes a right turn from the extreme left side of the road with no indicator or the wrong indicator. We pay road tax and hence we stop anywhere on the road, irrespective of all the obstruction we cause. One small new ditch on the road is enough to jam traffic for kilometers long. This is a story that might never have a proper solution at any time soon. Unfortunately, it’s not the government but ‘us’.
Bengaluru and Traffic
Previously the Bengaluru Traffic Police have identified some of the worst traffic hot spots in the city which include Tin Factory, Hoodi Main Road, Silk Board, Hebbal Circle, and Kengeri Bus Stand. Commuters have been demanding flyovers for decades so that they skip the traffic congestion. But, traffic jams don’t cease even when the flyover becomes operational. Although, it is the flyovers and Metro lines that cause more trouble in traffic congestion. No matter which government takes charge the troubled story of traffic will never end any time soon.
We being a victim of traffic congestion still avoid using public transport for our own selfish comforts. Despite having city buses and Metros we stick with our own private vehicles to reach our destination. A citizen of the city wrote on Twitter, “And not surprisingly everyone is blaming others, traffic police, and infrastructure. Agreed. But ask ourselves a few questions. When was the last time you used public transport? We sit alone in 6-7 seaters alone and we blame every other person on the earth.”
Twitter trends #bangaloretraffic
Where people spend most of their lives:
Kolkata – Food joints
Mumbai – Pubs
Delhi – Grooming salons
Hyderabad – Irani Cafe
Chennai – Protesting
Bangalore – Traffic ?#BangaloreTraffic
— . (@vamsitwetz) October 14, 2019
— OmkarTheMentor (@Mentorspeaks) October 15, 2019
Recently A team of NITI Aayog did a survey on traffic jams in Indian cities…
Highest traffic was recorded in Mumbai followed by Delhi and Kolkata.
Legends say the official which started survey for bangalore is still stucked in bangalore traffic…
— Candy (@candy_crussh) October 15, 2019
#BangaloreTraffic is creating records of its own!! On one side we hear news of the #Eluidkipchoge being the first human to run a marathon under 2 hrs.. Bangalore citizens are also the first humans to sit on any motor vehicle and move only 50m in those same 2 hrs #Painful pic.twitter.com/yCrq0xhih4
— Hemanth (@dosaraja) October 15, 2019
— Aamir Rasool (@AamirRa28077759) October 15, 2019
#bangaloretraffic trending. And not surprisingly everyone are blaming others, traffic police and infrastructure. Agreed. But ask ourselves few Qns. When was the last time you used public transport. We sit alone in 6-7 seaters alone and we blame every other person on the earth.
— ಯದು (@YadavYadu6) October 15, 2019
— Thenmozhi Selvan R (@ThenmozhiTMS) October 15, 2019
— OM RAJPUROHIT (@omrajguru) October 15, 2019
@blrcitytraffic KRPuram to Bellandur is all choked today. I am here for last 3+ hrs since morning 7:30 and hvn’t moved even a Km. Taking Uturn now back to Home, map shows will take 1.5 hrs!!! What are we doing with the traffic? People not able to go to work?#bangaloretraffic
— Arunabha (@arunabha_nm) October 15, 2019
— logesh (@logeshbalu) October 15, 2019
— Iview (@iamgouri) October 15, 2019
— Aman Chandna (@achandna) October 15, 2019
Population control ki baat kare? ?
Ya fir lack of opportunity in smaller cities ki?
— Priya/Zuri/Louise (@klishtakara) October 15, 2019
— Shaz (@imthebazz) October 15, 2019
— shiva shankarappa (@shivshankarappa) October 15, 2019
looks like traffic in bangalore is unsolvable to our @blrcitytraffic, . @Govt_Karnataka its time to move/allocate land fr IT companies in north karnataka, else it would be difficult to commute 500mts @BSYBJP #bangaloretraffic #bbmpmayor #BBMP
— Kirankumar (@kiran_d_ray) October 15, 2019
— Anashku (@nammabharata) October 15, 2019
Oops, even the Twitter character limit got exceeded, while listing the places?
If you’re that concerned about the traffic, use public transportation. B’luru hv got the best transportation network in whole of Asia. @BMTC_BENGALURU @blrcitytraffic @Tejasvi_Surya #bangaloretraffic
— Karthik Bharadwaj (@kb_120395) October 15, 2019
— NKS (@NKS1806) October 15, 2019
— sav_ts (@savitha_ts) October 15, 2019
— MetroSaga (@metrosaga) October 15, 2019
— Ranganath Sadasiva (@rangu_s) October 15, 2019
The traffic in Bangalore is so bad that people get down of the car, have a cup of tea, come back to the car and they still are at the same place. #BangaloreTraffic
— shantanu gontia (@shaangontia) October 15, 2019