A study by Uber has opined that peak hour traffic from Bagmane Tech Park to Kadugodi will reduce by 21 per cent if metro services are started from Byappanahalli Metro Station to Whitefield, Times Of India has reported.
The study was titled ‘Examining the impact of Metro on travel times in Bengaluru: Byappanahalli-Whitefield Extension’. The data used for the study was pertaining to January-March months for the year 2017 and 2018.
The peak travel time according to the study is 13.5 per cent higher during the morning and 16.4 per cent during the evening. The study also revealed that the peak travel time was higher during weekdays compared to weekends. The weekend travel time during morning was 57 per cent shorter in comparison to that during weekday mornings.
The metro line which is under construction is expected to be completed by 2022. Recently, Uber’s free urban mobility tool ‘Movement’ was recently launched in Bengaluru. The tool is aimed at helping policymakers and government bodies to make informed decisions on infrastructure, urban mobility and traffic management.
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