Bengaluru: With traffic bottlenecks becoming the norm in Whitefield, the traffic police has now come up with a plan to decongest the route from the city to the IT corridor. Traffic surveys have revealed that the four-lane roads leading to Whitefield are taking twice the volume of traffic they can handle. “We have been experimenting with circular movement of vehicles in Whitefield for the last few months and on Saturday we implemented the final traffic plan. We will see if it pays off over the next two weeks,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), B Dayanand.
Under the new plan all vehicles approaching from the Ginger Hotel direction will have to take a right turn at the Graphite India junction and vehicles heading out from ITPL will have make their to way to K R Puram through Hoodi junction.“We are trying to circulate the traffic to reduce the waiting time on the road and at the signals. By Monday we should have a clear picture of how the new changes in traffic management are working,” Mr Dayanand said, adding that the traffic police did not have plans to increase manpower at the Whitefield station.
While welcoming the changes, traffic expert, prof. M N Sreehari, suggests that the police should come out with similar traffic improvement plans on Old Madras Road, K R Puram and parts of Outer Ring Road leading to Whitefield.Meanwhile, the BMTC has decided to do its bit to decongest this IT hub by launching shuttle services between busy points in Whitefield in January.The transport corporation hopes people will leave their vehicles home and take the shuttle services instead, reducing the volume of traffic on the roads....