The city’s infamous traffic hold-ups have led to motorists, pedestrians, and even the traffic police dreading major junctions that see long halts of traffic.
The Bengaluru Traffic Police have identified over 25 heavy-traffic junctions. The situation has become alarming due to poor traffic management, the bad conditions of roads, haphazard parking, rapid development, and vehicular growth in the city.
The grim situation of the commuters stuck in heavy traffic jams after a long day at the office turned into the butt of a joke when some commuters resorted to hitting back with memes and jokes to highlight their helplessness on social media with #BangaloreTraffic trending on twitter.
When I left office to go home I was single.— 𝙠 𝙆𝘼𝙔 (@kkay_patel) October 15, 2019
When I reached home kids were waiting 🙄#bangaloretraffic
Best Bangalore Stories:— 𝐏𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐧Ⓜ️ (@Pavan_Mandre) October 14, 2019
Yesterday, after finishing my office work I left for home in cab. On the way I saw my neighbour walking on the footpath. I offered him a lift. He politely refused saying he is in a hurry. #BangaloreTraffic
Many others anguished by the long delays lashed out at the authorities for not coming to their rescue and unavailability of traffic police at intersections to bring a semblance of order to the roads.
Continuous 18hr traffic on ORR, in front of bagmane constellation park and not a single @blrcitytraffic cop in sight to manage the mess. And these guys promised a new Bangalore. What a shame! @BBMPCOMM @BlrCityPolice @CPBlr @Tejasvi_Surya @BSYBJP @BJP4Karnataka #bangaloretraffic— Rishabh Singh (@soul_2_squeeze) October 14, 2019
#bangaloretraffic no traffic police will come to spot to reduce traffic jam @blrcitytraffic below is yesterday's pic .. @Tejasvi_Surya outer ring road need elivated steel fly overs ..metro construction will ruin daily commuters journey! @BSYBJP pic.twitter.com/PvIYCgtYtM— chetan shetty (@chetan_shetty11) October 15, 2019
It took me 1.5 hours to commute just a distance of 5km. Plus 20min to come out of the office gate. Traffic situation is worse than ever this week. Partially because of the sudden closure of Alpine eco road.@acpnortheasttr #bangaloretraffic pic.twitter.com/y57yvKXOat— Ramachandra Thejasvi (@thejasvi_jr) October 14, 2019
My friend took 2:28 hours to complete the half marathon yesterday. Today he took 3 hours to complete a 15km journey by car #bangaloretraffic— Nithin Rao (@nithinrao) October 14, 2019
Bengaluru Traffic Police are coming up with various innovations and technology-driven ideas to tackle the problem, K.V. Jagadeesh, a senior official in the traffic department said. “Artificial Intelligence will be used to study the traffic densities at signals. All this will be based on data analytics and we hope it will provide some relief motorists".