The Karnataka state government has asked IT companies to extend the work from home (WFH) option for employees till December next year to solve traffic jam on Outer Ring Road (ORR) due to the Bengaluru's metro construction work.
The Department of Electronics, Information Technology said in a letter to the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), that IT companies WFH policy had provided ease to traffic movement on ORR.
The Karnataka's state government said that it would be difficult to administer traffic jam if IT companies allow employees to resume work from offices.
The government said construction work of metro on ORR would already lead the way to heavy traffic jam.
The state government said in its lette order that the BMRCL will be starting the construction works of metro on Outer Ring Road (ORR) from Central Silk Board to KR Puram and the construction could lengthen to about 1.5 to 2 years.
The government added that the ORR houses has many giant Tech Parks and campuses of IT Company which carries out a good amount of traffic throughout the day.
The Karnataka's government said, "The ORR despite having six lanes and service roads is infamous for its perennial traffic congestion."
The government added that it had provided measures like executing Bus Priority Lanes (BPL) and safe cycle lanes as an alternate option for the mobility of people working or passing through ORR.
The Karnataka's government encourages IT companies to continue work from home so that infrastructure development activities are carried out smoothly and would also relief traffic jam in future.