Jams galore on Yeshwantpur to Bannerghatta Road ORR stretch

Jams galore on Yeshwantpur to Bannerghatta Road ORR stretch

Jams galore on Yeshwantpur to Bannerghatta Road ORR stretch

The Outer Ring Road (ORR) stretch from Yeshwantpur to Bannerghatta road sees some of the biggest traffic jams during peak hours.

Most of the trucks and containers that come from Tumakuru Road heads to Peenya industrial area through the ORR. This often throws traffic out of gear near Goraguntepalya junction. To pass this junction and enter the ORR, it takes more than 15 minutes during peak hours.

"I travel every day to my office in Rajarajeshwari Nagar via ORR. I end up waiting in traffic for more than 15 to 20 minutes near Goraguntepalya junction. Once I cross Kanteerava studio, the road wears a deserted look. Motorists ride at high speed leading to accidents," says Prasantha K, a motorist.

The traffic police interceptor vans meant to control and detect overspeeding vehicles are of no use, he says. "All vehicles move slowly till they pass the interceptor. After that, they pick up speed and no traffic police or interceptor vans are seen stopping them."

The stretch from Sumanahalli towards Nagarabhavi is pothole-ridden. The asphalt has worn off at several places. The effective road width is severely reduced. At many spots, garbage and even dead animals could be seen dumped.

Shivaputra Gowda, a commuter, draws attention to another hazard: " Most of the time buffalos and cows cross the road suddenly. Overtaking motorcyclists are caught off-guard, leading to accidents."

The ORR stretch which passes through a part of Mysuru Road is another traffic bottleneck during peak hours. A traffic police personnel notes, "This stretch has major traffic jams because of metro construction work on Mysuru road. Vehicles here can barely move at more than 10 kms per hour. We are fed up controlling the traffic. Most of the vehicles are trucks and buses which go towards Mysuru."

From Mysuru road to Bannerghatta Road via Banashankari and BTM layout, the traffic usually gets congested during peak hours. Rohan Imadapur, a resident of Banashankari, says: "There will be big rush during the morning and evening peaks as many cabs, two-wheelers and company buses are on the road. The morning traffic starts around 8 am and continues till 12 noon."