Karnataka govt suggests IT firms to extend work from home till December 2021

The Karnataka government underscored that in the COVID pandemic circumstance, with IT organizations telecommuting (WFH) gave some alleviation to traffic development on ORR. Be that as it may, with the beginning of metro development on ORR, it would be amazingly hard to oversee traffic development on ORR, particularly if the IT organizations continue work from the workplace.

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The Karnataka government on Tuesday encouraged IT organizations to expand the work from home choice for representatives to December 2022 taking an account of the gridlock on Outer Ring Road because of the Bengaluru metro development work.

In its letter to the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the Department of Electronics, Information Technology said, “BMRCL is starting metro construction works on Outer Ring Road (ORR) from Central Silk Board to KR Puram and the construction of the same could extend to about 1.5 to 2 years. The ORR houses many large Tech Parks and IT Company campuses and carries a large amount of traffic throughout the day. The ORR despite having six lanes and service roads is infamous for its perennial traffic congestion.”

The Karnataka government underscored that in the COVID pandemic circumstance, with IT organizations telecommuting (WFH) gave some alleviation to traffic development on ORR. Be that as it may, with the beginning of metro development on ORR, it would be amazingly hard to oversee traffic development on ORR, particularly if the IT organizations continue work from the workplace.

“In addition to these measures to promote mass transit and cycling as an alternate option to commute on ORR, it would be greatly beneficial if the IT companies especially located in ORR, would extend the work from home option for most of the employees till December 2022, and/or the IT parks/companies may be advised to stagger the working hours for those employees working physically at the office. The IT workforce, who need to physically attend office, are encouraged to take buses (BM’l’C/Company) as these buses travel on BUS lanes,” the state government said.

“We request you to circulate this advisory to IT companies located on ORR so that infrastructure development activities are carried out smoothly, which would also ease out traffic congestion in future,” it urged.

The state government said it has taken a few measures by executing Bus Priority Lanes (BPL) and safe cycle paths to give substitute alternatives to the versatility of individuals working or going through ORR.