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Old 26th September 2015, 23:18   #9301
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I have to drop my relative to airport on 28th Sept , Monday by 8 PM, I stay in BEML layout, Brookefield, By what time should I leave so as to make it by 8 PM comfortably? I checked using Google maps, its showing an estimate of 1 - 2.5 hrs. Help me guys
If you start by 3.45 - 4 I think you can expect to reach airport by 5.30-6 , as the peak traffic on orr - Manyta park stretch would start around 5-5.30 . You might face more traffic while returning back .
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If you start by 3.45 - 4 I think you can expect to reach airport by 5.30-6 , as the peak traffic on orr - Manyta park stretch would start around 5-5.30 . You might face more traffic while returning back .
To be there by 8, I have start as early as 4? The actual flight is at 9:30 PM.
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To be there by 8, I have start as early as 4? The actual flight is at 9:30 PM.
Looks like you are new to Bangalore ;-)

There are plenty of instances where folks have missed the flight due to blocks at Hebbal/ORR/Manyata stretch.

If you leave by 4, you will reach airport by 6 or so, which gives you peace of mind.

If you leave by 5, you may reach by 8.

If you leave by 6, well, good luck in setting some new records !

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To be there by 8, I have start as early as 4? The actual flight is at 9:30 PM.
Also keep an eye on BTPs twitter/FB page and traffline feed for traffic updates from 3pm onwards. I have found Google map's traffic display also fairly accurate.
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Looks like you are new to Bangalore ;-)

There are plenty of instances where folks have missed the flight due to blocks at Hebbal/ORR/Manyata stretch.

If you leave by 4, you will reach airport by 6 or so, which gives you peace of mind.

If you leave by 5, you may reach by 8.

If you leave by 6, well, good luck in setting some new records !

Shyam
Yeah, you got it right, am new to Bangalore. Its kind of takes time getting used to the traffic here. I have been in Mumbai & chennai for a long long time and have never witnessed such worst traffic every day after day. sorry for the rant.

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Also keep an eye on BTPs twitter/FB page and traffline feed for traffic updates from 3pm onwards. I have found Google map's traffic display also fairly accurate.
Thank you guys, I think leaving at 4:30 would be right. I will keep an eye on traffic updates as well.
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I have to drop my relative to airport on 28th Sept , Monday by 8 PM, I stay in BEML layout, Brookefield, By what time should I leave so as to make it by 8 PM comfortably? I checked using Google maps, its showing an estimate of 1 - 2.5 hrs. Help me guys
Since you stay in beml layout, you can also look at taking the varthur road- hoskote- nh207 to devanahalli- airport route. Google does show this as one of the options. It is a few km longer, but will be more predictable.

Alternatively, couple of other options if there is no social compulsion that you have to personally drop.

If you are dropping one person or a couple of folks with not much luggage, you can look at using the airport bus service. The route is KIAL 6 starting from kadogodi and you can board at one of the stops on varthur road- siddhapura or kundanahalli gate. There is a bus every hour and you can target the 5pm one ( probably around 5.30 at kundanahalli gate). Comfortable and fast.

Or book a meru/ ola cab.

You can personally also go and return in an airport bus.

Since they do these routes regularly, better chance of getting there on time even if you encounter unexpected jam

I personally would make use of one of these options rather than drive to airport at 5-6pm on a Monday evening.

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Nowadays for relatives I just book an Uber for them and tell them I have arranged for a car to pick and drop you. They don't pay and just get down like a travels taxi or a driver dropping them.

For a 9:30PM you need to reach airport by 8PM. Which means you need to leave before 6PM. After 6PM you are cutting it close. 5:30 is safer side but if you don't get heavy traffic you might land up at airport 3 hours before departure.

You will get the max traffic at KR puram followed by Manyata tech park and then Hebbal. These 3 can add an hour to the trip if jammed badly.
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Tendersure road caves in after asphalting. Goods carrier gets stuck for 45 minutes.

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I have to drop my relative to airport on 28th Sept , Monday by 8 PM, I stay in BEML layout, Brookefield, By what time should I leave so as to make it by 8 PM comfortably? I checked using Google maps, its showing an estimate of 1 - 2.5 hrs. Help me guys
I believe if you leave by 5pm I guess by 6:15 or so you should be at Tin factory. From here it would take about 30-45 minutes to Hebbal. So that means, you reach Hebbal maximum by 7pm. After that it is quite comfortable to KIAL and should take 30 minutes. So you should be there before 8pm. Also as I read in later posts, the flight is at 9:30. So you still have a 30 minutes buffer.

Some tricks to get through ORR faster:

1) Till just before Tin factory stay as much left as possible. Start moving to the right when you approach the petrol pump at Tin factory.

2) Once on the ORR keep as much right as possible since several vehicles would be exiting the ORR.

3) There is a flyover at Nagwara. Here move to the leftmost lane on the flyover till the bus stop post the flyover. Staying on the right will increase your travel time as the lane below the flyover has quite a bit of traffic.

4) Hebbal signal traffic has reduced now after the traffic police rearranged traffic.
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Thank you all for your help and suggestions. I have to drop them myself, no other option. So based on the above posts, I plan to leave between 4:30 and 5:00 PM, Am ready to spend some time at the Airport. Thanks again.
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You will get the max traffic at KR puram followed by Manyata tech park and then Hebbal. These 3 can add an hour to the trip if jammed badly.
At Tin factory, go towards Byappanhalli, take a U under the flyover, cross the hanging bridge, cross KR Puram market and take the Avalahalli, Budigere, Devanahalli route. Guaranteed to be in the airport in 40 minutes flat from where to turn off OMR. Expect some traffic in KR Puram market.
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At Tin factory, go towards Byappanhalli, take a U under the flyover, cross the hanging bridge, cross KR Puram market and take the Avalahalli, Budigere, Devanahalli route. Guaranteed to be in the airport in 40 minutes flat from where to turn off OMR. Expect some traffic in KR Puram market.
From Whitefield you may as well take hope farm junction and then join old madras road just after Budigere cross.

But I don't recommend that route at all especially at night for someone who is not familiar. Just adds tension. It's better to go little early spend time in traffic on a known route than to experiment with a new route.

I know that route well and last time I suggested that route, I got a a lot of brick bats as it was very long and it can end up taking the same amount of time.
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Whatta day to begin with. As expected traffic was unusually high this morning on one side, and unusually low on another.

BTM to ITPL took me 50 mins, at 6:30 am.
There was slow moving traffic due to many number of vehicles all through ORR.

BTM to Shantinagar TTMC (via the dreaded Bannerghatta road) too just 15 mins at 7:30 am.
I expected this to take atleast 45 mins to reach due to sometime to clear Sagar Apollo Hospital and then some more time to clear NIMHANS - Wilson Garden stretch. But my brother's OLA Auto just zoomed through since traffic was sparse even at 7:30 am.
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Just came to know that there is / was a tree fall somewhere near HAL Police Station on Old Airport road.

My friend took 2 hours from Vignan Nagar to ITPL, on a bike.
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Massive massive jam at Hebbal heading into city. Please avoid. got stuck for 30 minutes just trying to climb onto the city-bound flyover.

Mess on G Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/RN5XWyH5NpL2
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