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).