Open Streets for HSR Residents

Published: 13th September 2015 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  With an intention to curb vehicle density, the state government will organise Open Streets -Bengaluru on September 20 in HSR Layout. 

Open Streets.JPGBMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur told reporters, “Movement of private vehicles will be restricted from 6 am to 9pm. The use of private motorised vehicles  will be banned in all the 7 sectors of HSR Layout. Only emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire brigades, police, and water tankers, garbage trucks and public transport buses will be allowed to ply on the roads. BMTC will introduce additional intra-HSR services and will provide special connectivity to hubs like KR Market, Majestic, Shivajinagar and many other places.”

“Incentive bus fares within HSR Layout will be `5, which is otherwise `10. Daily pass fare in HSR Layout will be lowered to `50 from `70 on the given day. Even autos and taxis will be restricted in the area,” Caur said.

“Cycle Day will be conducted and cycle rentals will be provided at four locations,” Caur said. “We hope that residents cooperate fully,” said Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy.

This is a joint initiative by organisations such as DULT, BMTC, City Traffic Police, BMRCL, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Department of Tourism, BBMP and others. 

Find updates about the initiative on these websites:,, and on

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