The Great Bangalore Tin Factory Junction Traffic Jam

A view of the omnipresent traffic jam at the infamous Tin Factory junction neat KR Puram Railway station in Bangalore, the bane of Bangalore commuters. This photo shows only the traffic coming in from the railway station side along a essentially three-lane road that is mostly always filled with traffic, just as on the other side which is perennially congested. You can see people trying to cross the roads in between, literally putting their lives on the line. The place is horribly dusty and polluted as you can see, look at the sky – those are not rain clouds but smog from vehicle exhaust, seen against the “hanging bridge”, a planning disaster as is most of the remaining of Bangalore. And of course, this is far from the worst, actually this traffic is less.

One-Sided Nightly Traffic Jam on Bangalore Outer Ring Road

A “birds eye” view of Bangalore’s most defining feature today: its traffic jams, no matter if it is day or night. This one was taken on a rainy night at 10:15 in the night (!) from the Ramamurthy Nagar Bridge at Banaswadi on the Outer Ring Road. Vehicles were backed up from KR Puram Railway Station to Banaswadi, a mighty five kilometers! Note the jam on the service road on the right as well. The opposite side is free, only because vehicles are bunched up on the other side 200 meters before, blocking the entire road trying to get up the ramp leading to this bridge. Wonder when all these people will reach home. The street lamp stands silently looking down at the mass of stalled vehicles, shedding tears looking at the condition of the city…

Bangalore’s Autorickshaw Traffic Mess

Sea of autorickshaws at the round-the-clock traffic jam at Hudson Circle in the heart of Bangalore. I count 21 autos here! They cause traffic problems, pollution and whatnot, and people complain about this mess and autorickshaws all the time and still continue to take autos paying more than what would cost to travel in an air conditioned BMTC Volvo. Half of the pollution in the city comes from autorickshaws and most drivers are anti-social elements. These eyesores should be outlawed. Hopefully the online taxi revolution should teach these daylight robbers a lesson.