Bengaluru's notorious traffic has become the subject of many a jokes over the years. According to Bengaluru Traffic Police, the fact that there is "very little scope for expansion of roads" contributes to the traffic pressure in the city. Add to that rapid population growth and increase in the vehicular population and you get a recipe for congested roads and hours-long waiting periods in traffic. For the last few hours, Bengaluru residents have been airing their grievances on Twitter using the hashtag #BangaloreTraffic. These tweets and memes have even been compiled into a Twitter Moment.
Take a look at some of the #BangaloreTraffic memes that are trending on the microblogging website:
Where people spend most of their lives:— Vamsi (@vamsitwetz) October 14, 2019
Kolkata - Food joints
Mumbai - Pubs
Delhi - Grooming salons
Hyderabad - Irani Cafe
Chennai - Protesting
Bangalore - Traffic 😁#BangaloreTraffic
Recently A team of NITI Aayog did a survey on traffic jams in Indian cities...— Candy (@candy_crussh) October 15, 2019
Highest traffic was recorded in Mumbai followed by Delhi and Kolkata.
Legends say the official which started survey for bangalore is still stucked in bangalore traffic...
Startup Idea :— Nagarjun (@naagarjunsa) October 14, 2019
CAT/GRE classes in BMTC buses. #Bangaloretraffic
The infamous Silk Board junction traffic also found quite a few mentions
People do Work From Home but I do Work from Silk Board Signal #bangaloretraffic— murli (@iKolhapuri) October 14, 2019
People also shared videos and photos from traffic jams
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#bangaloretrafficpic.twitter.com/y57yvKXOat— Ramachandra Thejasvi (@thejasvi_jr) October 14, 2019
Bengaluru's traffic congestion is so notorious that last year, a techie rode a horse to work to protest against it. "I have been staying in Bengaluru for the past eight years and I am fed up of the bottlenecks and air pollution," software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma had said. "Bengaluru is overcrowded and too many vehicles on the road lead to traffic jams every day."