IKEA Bangalore Sees 3-Hour Long Queues, Traffic Jams & Metro Crowds Over Weekend

by Sanjana Shenoy
IKEA Bangalore Sees 3-Hour Long Queues, Traffic Jams & Metro Crowds Over Weekend

IKEA Bangalore is no less than a pilgrimage site. Nestled in Nagasandra, away from the heart of the city you’d either need to embark on a road trip battling traffic or take a metro to reach the popular furniture retailer. Once you’re at IKEA it’s hours of shopping, dining at the cafe and stepping into a whole new world. Perhaps these are the reasons that attracted Bangaloreans like a swarm of flies this weekend. Read on to know all the deets.

IKEA Bangalore Flooded With Shoppers Over The Weekend

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA launched its first outlet in Bangalore on June 22. Bangaloreans couldn’t keep calm and thronged IKEA over the weekend in hundreds. The furniture abode witnessed over 3-hour long queues, traffic jams and massive crowds in the metro, with shoppers boarding trains to Nagasandra. Videos and photos of long queues at IKEA Bangalore flooded social media.

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Harsh Goenka Shares Video On Twitter

The chairman of RPG Enterprises, Harsh Goenka shared a video of a serpentine queue of shoppers at the store. He hilariously stated in the caption that the queue is neither for immigration nor for vaccination to avoid Covid-19. It’s in fact for the opening of an IKEA store in Bangalore. The footfall was so high that IKEA even announced it on Twitter. Perhaps the reason for the crowd is that the store is offering a whopping 20 per cent discount on nearly 48 of its products.