BENGALURU: After four days of relative calm when nearly half of its population either went out of city or stayed indoors, Bengaluru woke up to a terrible traffic block on Wednesday morning.
Traffic was logjammed on all major roads entering the city like Mysuru Road, Hosur Road, Tumakuru Road and Ballari Road, which in turn had a cascading impact on commuters heading to various parts of the city.
Major roads connecting various parts of central business district - Whitefield, Yeshwanthpur, Halasuru, Madiwala and others - also witnessed bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The heavy rush after the festival leave prompted officials to tweak the schedule of Namma Metro to accomodate the inflow of passengers by running one train every five mins. On normal days, the frequency is once in seven minutes in the completed route between Nayandahalli and Baiyappanahalli, during peak hours.
Bengaluru Traffic police tweeted, "Slow moving traffic at KR Pura Railway station from Benniganahalli, Dairy circle from Lakkasandra bus stop, Hebbala from Esteem mall." Similar alerts were issued in other social media platforms.
According to the traffic police, the conditions are expected to remain same till 12 noon and congestion is expected to ease down later. Traffic police on Tuesday had told Express that about '40-50 per cent' of the vehicles were off road during the last four days.