Commuters travelling on roads like MG road, St Marks road, Museum road faced a huge traffic jam

British PM visits Bengaluru traffic snarls follow suit PTI
news Traffic Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 18:56

British Prime Minister Theresa May made her maiden visit to Bengaluru on Tuesday. Her agenda included a meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, a visit to aerospace parts manufacturing facilities in Peenya, and an interaction with students at a government school.  

Owing to the high level of security provided to May, there were traffic diversions along her convoy’s designated route beginning at around 2pm.  

Commuters travelling on roads like MG road, St Marks road, Museum road faced a huge traffic jam, as May’s convoy moved towards Ulsoor. May’s Bengaluru itinerary also included a visit to the famous Sree Someshwara Temple. Although there were police vans at the spot, commuters expressed their unhappiness over the congestion, and said that traffic could have been managed in a better way. 

Speaking to TNM, a traffic policeman at MG road circle said, “Vehicles remained stuck on the road for almost an hour. We managed to clear the congestion by 3:10 pm, after the convoy left the intersection”. 

Principal secretary to CM, LK Atheeq said the British PM’s visit to Bengaluru was aimed at exploring tie-ups in aerospace and business opportunities in IT and life sciences, reported TOI

May is on a three-day visit to India, having arrived on Sunday. India and the UK signed two MoUs on Monday for cooperation in the field of intellectual property and ease of doing business between the two countries.  

 

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