Bangalore Traffic vs Infrastructure Growth
Here are some numbers to show the direct proportion of Bangalore Traffic vs Infrastructure Growth. The current vehicle population in Bengaluru stands at 67.22 lakh. There are 46.54 lakh two wheelers (70%), 13.01 lakh cars (19%), 1.35 lakh taxis and 1.71 lakh auto rickshaws. All this, with a population of a little over one crore.
When the city’s population was 16.64 lakh (in 1971), the vehicle population was just around one lakh. Nobody – not even the planners – saw what was to come. The city’s road length, was 960 km in 1974. While the vehicle growth from 1976 to the present is 6,099%, road length increased by 1,254% only (now at 13,000 km).