Congress rally throws traffic out of gear

Citizens made to suffer as political dramas unfold every day in the capital City

gridlock: Police arrest Congress activists near  Goraguntepalya on Tuesday. dh PhotoThe vehicular gridlock, stretching up to a few kilometres on the City outskirts, brought the traffic in the City to a crawl, leaving commuters and road users stranded in the scorching sun.

Temporary conversion

Though the traffic police deployed additional forces and converted one-ways into two-ways temporarily to ensure smooth flow of traffic, their efforts went in vain.

It was only around 3 pm that the situation limped back to normalcy. More than 10 junctions on four national highways, including Tumkur Road and Bangalore-Bellary Road, were blocked from 10 am.

With bumper-to-bumper jam, there was utter chaos near the Gopalan Arch at Rajarajeshwarinagar, Madiwala checkpost on Hosur Road, Minerva Circle, Kanakapura Ring Road, Goragunteplaya on Tumkur Road, Kogilu Junction on Bangalore-Bellary Road, Rajiv Gandhi statue at Seshadripuram, KR Puram and Chandapur Circle.

Worst-affected

Other worst-affected stretches were the Hebbal Ring Road — from Nagawara Ring Road to Ramamurthynagar Main Road Junction —  the entire stretch from Madiwala checkpost to the City, Lakkasandra, St John’s Hospital Road, Silk Board Junction, Kanakapura Road and Sarakki.

There were traffic blockades also on most of the service roads, slowing down vehicular movement inside the City.

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