Shocking visuals of Bengaluru traffic holdup on ORR: Commuters stuck for hours ahead of long weekend
Bengaluru, infamous for its traffic, outdid itself on Wednesday when commuters flooded the roads ahead of the long weekend.
Karnataka capital Bengaluru saw massive traffic snarls on Wednesday as residents headed out of the city for the long weekend ahead of Eid Milad today, a state-wide bandh on Friday and Gandhi Jayanti on Monday. That coupled with comedian Trevor Noah's first show in the city, heavy rain in some areas and Lord Ganesha idol immersion processions brought vehicular movement to a crawl.
Several commuters took to social media site X to recount the ordeal and share visuals, with a user writing that it took him six hours to travel from RMZ Eco World Road to Kathriguppe, which under usual conditions would take up to an hour.
“HSR layout flyover towards Sarjapura and Bellandur at 8:15pm. I experienced one of the worst days of my life in Blr traffic. Left Eco world at 3:45pm and reached Kathriguppe at 9:15pm. Traffic horror in Bengaluru,” he wrote.
Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan also posted, “Bengaluru's tech hub, ORR, faced an unprecedented traffic jam, trapping techies, office-goers, and school buses for almost 4 hours. The Baiyappanahalli-KR Pura metro link, could have eased this, but the State Govt's inaction, despite CMRS approval, prolongs the suffering.”
Here are a few visuals of the unprecedented congestion:
Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya also addressed the traffic snarl and hit out at the delayed launch of the KR Pura-Baiyappanahalli metro line, saying that the stretch between Hoodi to Baiyappanahalli should normally take less than 10 minutes in the Metro.
Trevor Noah's comedy show cancelled
Comedian Trevor Noah on Wednesday cancelled both his shows in Bengaluru after facing technical snags, disappointing eager fans. He posted an apology online and said all ticket holders will receive a full refund.
“Trevor Noah got stuck in Bengaluru Traffic & reached his own show late. People stuck in ORR traffic for 2-3 hours unable to move, sold their tickets on IG/X. Some reached & Trevor cancelled the show cause of bad acoustics. He's probably already writing jokes on BLR's traffic,” another internet user shared.