Five lakh vehicles added to Bengaluru's busy roads

Five lakh vehicles added to Bengaluru's busy roads
Highlights

In the year 2017-2018, 5.73 lakh vehicles are added to Bengaluru roads. The number of vehicles was 61.12 lakh in 2016.
 


The traffic congestion in Bengaluru is on the rise. Even introduction of Metro train has not  eased the problem. In fact, more than 5 lakh vehicles have added to the current Bengaluru traffic.

In the year 2017-2018, 5.73 lakh vehicles are added to Bengaluru roads. The number of vehicles was 61.12 lakh in 2016.

At least four lakh people travel through the metro every day. Still this has not helped in reducing the traffic congestion.

By the end of March, the total number of vehicles was 74.06 lakh.

According to records, Bengaluru has 14,32,374 cars. Autorickshaws amount to 3% of the total vehicle share. In fact, out of the total 74.06 lakh vehicles, 66.84% are private vehicles.

The number of two-wheelers has multiplied in the city. The number of two-wheelers has gone up from 28.67 lakh in 2012 to a whopping number of 51.34 lakh in 2018.

Even when traffic management is a difficult task, the transport department has made profit due to this development. In the year 2017-18, Rs 2,955 crore tax has been collected against Rs 2,621 crore collected last year.

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