BENGALURU: With people returning from their long weekend breaks, traffic on some arterial city roads, like JC and Mysuru Roads, slowed down on Monday.
Going by BMTC bus drivers and conductors, traffic jams on these two roads and others surrounding Corporation, KR Market and Majestic, began around 9 in the morning, and persisted till late afternoon.
“It took us almost 40 minutes to go from KR Market to Town Hall in the afternoon. Normally, it takes just few minutes,” said a driver.
Mysuru Road saw the worst traffic logging, with many vehicles entering the city that way.
“Most people who had probably gone out of town for the Christmas weekend are returning now,” said another driver. “If there’s a jam in the morning, it usually continues till late afternoon.”
A commuter said it took her an hour-and-a-half to get past the Sirsi Circle flyover. “I’ve haven’t seen such a bad jam here unless there’s some sort of protest,” she said. “And this was far worse.”
However, commuters and drivers travelling on other routes had it easier. “I heard the entire Mysuru Road stretch in the city was jammed,” said Suresh, a BMTC bus driver. “But my route is towards KR Puram, and I saw nothing out of the ordinary.”