The Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) has chosen to remove signals at the Iblur junction temporarily.
Story so far: Iblur Junction, one of the busiest intersections in the IT belt, is where the Outer Ring Road (ORR) and Sarjapur Road intersect with additional traffic lanes. The BTP has agreed to make the congested Iblur junction a signal-free junction on an experimental basis, heeding locals’ repeated requests to put sustainable measures in place there to ease traffic congestion.
- The junction is also used by drivers heading in the direction of ORR and Sarjapur from HSR Layout and Agara.
- Due to the extensive residential and commercial growth on Sarjapur Road, several of the road’s junctions serve as traffic choke points, which all culminate at the Iblur junction.
Other demands: Making Iblur signal-free junction with a grade separator, fixing the infrastructure of Sarjapur Road, and installing traffic lights at other important junctions like Kaikondarahalli junction, Doddakanahalli junction, and Muthanallur junction are the three long-term demands of the locals for improving the traffic situation in the area.