Flipkart is trying to Solve Bengaluru’s Traffic Woes Through a Hackathon


Flipkart, a company that was born in and stayed true to India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru is trying to solve the most annoying public nuisance that the city-dwellers face every day.

The company announced a one-of-a-kind hackathon to crowdsource innovative, implementable solutions from the tech community and concerned citizens called Gridlock Hackathon.
The contest will run till June 21, 2017 and is open for technology centric solutions, as well as those that partially leverage technology through out-of-the-box thinking.

The hackathon will initially run online and participants can submit tech or partially-tech solutions for macro problems like Bengaluru’s overall traffic, or traffic snares in specific areas like Silk Board, KR Puram etc. All entries will be judged on parameters like impact, feasibility, scalability and sustainability, and completeness. The teams or individuals with the best entries will get a chance to present their solutions to a panel of esteemed jury, who will pick the best 3 ideas. How to participate


  • Individual entries are allowed
  • Maximum team size: 4 participants per team
  • Participants may submit multiple entries

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged on the following parameters:

  • Impact: How big is the problem being addressed, and how relevant is the solution?
  • Feasibility: Can the solution be implemented in the face of real-world challenges?
  • Scalability & Sustainability: Is the solution long-lasting, and will it scale for the real-world, possibly through relevant application of technology?
  • Completeness: They need a working prototype, a demonstrable proof-of-concept