Bannerghatta Road has recorded 7,000 passenger car units (PCUs) per hour, nearly double its capacity.

Normally, one lane can handle 900 PCUs. Bannerghatta Road is a four-lane road, which means it can only handle 3,600 PCUs.

In 2011, the road recorded 59,087 CPUs for 12 hours or 4,924 CPUs per hour.

Choke points

Adugodi behind MICO, because of narrow road

Between Dairy Circle and JICVSR, because of the crowd from software parks

Between JICVSR and ring road junction

Bilekahalli, because of the poor state of roads and numerous lanes connecting to the main road

What people have to say

“At least about 8 feet of Bannerghatta Road cannot be used because of potholes, resulting in most vehicles sticking to the middle of the road. In such a case, only half the road is used. Traffic jams are also caused by gaps in the median. I use my car only on the weekends, and I use my two-wheeler to commute daily on this road.” — N.V. Vijaykumar, resident of Hulimavu

“Bannerghatta Road has become very busy because of software companies. I do not know what will happen when the Namma Metro Phase 2 work commences. Just five years ago, I would reach city market on my two-wheeler in 25 minutes or less. Now, it takes me about an hour.” — K. Shivakumar, businessman in Arakere

Expert quote

“Traffic on Bannerghatta Road is more than its capacity. The proposal to widen the road from 24 m to 45 m with service roads has not been taken up. As per the order, the granite stores at Adugodi should have been shifted to Jigani, which has not happened. The road width is also not uniform throughout the stretch, resulting in traffic chaos. Development of this road has to be taken up on priority.” — M.N. Sreehari, adviser to the State government on traffic, transportation and infrastructure.

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