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On a Monday morning, Bengaluru traffic returns as employees return to work following a weekend. While the Outer Ring Road metro construction is underway, traffic cops have issued warnings regarding delayed vehicle movement in a few places of the city. Stay tuned to this page for more real-time traffic reports from Bengaluru.
Miscreants pursue a Bengaluru scientist, breaking his car window.
A scientist from Bengaluru claimed that while driving his car, he was pursued by goons wielding swords. He even tweeted photos of the damaged automobile and requested authorities to intervene.
“A narrow escape from local goons on Aug 24, 12:45 AM at Rauthanahalli Main road,” he wrote on X. They attempted to halt my car, chasing me with swords and shattering the back glass. The delayed police reaction traumatised the victim. Seeking justice, I filed a FIR at Madnayakanahalli Police Station today. “Immediate action is required!”
Karnataka ADGP Alok Kumar replied by threatening stern action.
KSRTC provides extra buses to deal with the Onam rush:
The Onam holiday is approaching, and to accommodate the multitude, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has increased bus services to Kerala, according to a report in The Times of India. A total of 70 bus services were added across Kerala, including Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Cochin, and Thiruvananthapuram.
The bus was taken off the HAL road, and the traffic was freed.
Bengaluru traffic police responded quickly as a BMTC bus broke down near HAL airport, causing traffic gridlock. The bus was immediately removed off the road, and the traffic jam was cleared. The traffic on HAL road has been resumed.
A BMTC bus collides with a scooter at Sunkadkatte, Bengaluru.
A BMTC bus collided with a scooter while turning at Bengaluru Sunkadkatte in the early hours of Monday. A commuter claimed that an irregular route deviator was to blame for the disaster and requested the transport department to take action.
Bengaluru police take action as Jayanagar pub encroaches on a pavement.
The management of the Tipsy Bull pub in Jayanagar encroached on a footpath opposite the pub and utilised it for parking. On Sunday evening, Bengaluru police cleared the footpath and removed encroachments.
Bengaluru police take note of traffic congestion in Avalahalli.
On Monday morning, a user reported significant traffic congestion in North Bengaluru’s Avalahalli, near Old Madras Road. He posted a photo of the traffic bottleneck and said, “This is near Avalahalli KR Pura at 8:30AM, even a single bike or car takes 10 minutes to cross the road, please look at this.”
The Bengaluru police department took note of the issue.