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Bengaluru: Why are heavy goods vehicles, buses banned on Marathahalli Outer Ring service road?

Heavy goods vehicles and buses are banned on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road (ORR) by HAL Traffic Police to ease congestion. Heavy vehicles are redirected at the ISRO junction, while city-bound vehicles are advised to turn left at the same junction. Only school vehicles can use the service road.

Bengaluru: Why are heavy goods vehicles, buses banned on Marathahalli Outer Ring service road? vkp
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First Published Feb 8, 2024, 10:43 AM IST

To address the hefty gridlock situation and alleviate traffic congestion along the Marathahalli Outer Ring Road (ORR), the HAL Traffic Police has implemented a ban on heavy goods vehicles, BMTC and private buses from accessing the service road. This move comes as a response to the persistent issue of gridlock that has plagued commuters navigating this crucial stretch of road.

According to the official announcement made by the authorities, heavy vehicles have been directed to make a U-turn at the ISRO junction located in Karthikanagar. From there, they can proceed towards key destinations such as ITPL, Kadugodi, and Varthur Kodi. This redirection aims to streamline traffic flow and reduce bottlenecks along Marathahalli ORR.

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For vehicles heading towards the city centre, a left turn at the ISRO junction is now the recommended route. From there, drivers can continue their journey towards HAL Airport Road via Doddanekkundi village. However, it's worth noting that only school vehicles are permitted to utilize the service road during this time.

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