Webinar alert: Mobility solutions for Sarjapur road commuters

Citizen Matters is hosting an event titled, Solving Sarjapura - ORR Gridlock, focusing on actionable traffic solutions in the area.

Sarjapura Road gridlock continues to haunt Bengalureans for several years now. Over the years, several solutions have been planned, but it has done little to alleviate the issue.

The issues

  • More than 15,000 cars (PCU) every hour at the Sarjapur Road-ORR junction
  • 75,000-1 lakhs commuters – more than 50% of office goers take private transport
  • Footpaths non-existent
  • Last mile connectivity – There are no bus routes servicing inner roads. Some roads are too narrow for BMTC buses
  • Metro on Sarjapur Road will take a few years

What solution addresses this mess: Road widening, elevated ways and flyovers, more BMTC buses, metro, private/office buses, share autos, cycling, walking?

A panel of experts and citizens who have studied the issue will explain what mobility solutions will work and what is required to make it work.

Read more: Public data enthusiasts evaluate access to public transport in Bengaluru

Event details:

  • Event title: ‘Solving Sarjapur-ORR Gridlock’
  • Day and date: Monday, February 26
  • Time: 6 pm onwards
  • Venue: Registration link


  • G T Prabhakar Reddy, Chief Traffic Manager (Operation)
  • Vivekanand Kotikalapudi – Urban Mobility Advisor
  • Srinivas Alavilli – Fellow, Integrated Transport and Road Safety, WRI India
  • Mukund Kumar – Data scientist, Managing Trustee of Iblur Environs Trust (IBENT)
  • Moderated by Meera K – Co-founder, Citizen Matters
Poster for solving sarjapura-ORR gridlock event

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  1. Balamurugan says:

    Iblur junction connectivity to Sarjapur road flyover required.

    Iblur to Sarjapur we need 8 lan roads to free traffic.

    Iblur to Sarjapur we need metro connectivity.

    Sarjapur road muthanallur cross to chandapura we need 6 LAN road with metro connectivity

    • B.K. Choudhary says:

      All or some of the suggestions should receive immediate attention of the state and or center. Excellent suggestions.

  2. Pravat Kumar Pala says:

    1. Metro connectivity – long term solution
    2. Bus connectivity- direct and frequent buses from ECity, Majestic, JP and Jay Nagar to Sarajapur village
    3. Widen the road, from sjpur-orr junction to sarjapur village. Make it 6 lane. Build footpath and plant trees
    4. Build flyover between Orr junction to sarjapur village

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