Never-Ending Queues At New Ikea Store In Bengaluru, 3-Hour Wait


Video: Never-Ending Queues At New Ikea Store In Bengaluru, 3-Hour Wait

Ikea Nagasandra store is spread over 12.2 acres.

New Delhi:

Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer opened its first outlet in Bengaluru on June 22. Since then, residents haven’t been able to keep calm and have turned up at the store in hundreds. The store, located in the city’s Nagasandra area, witnessed long, meandering queues on the weekend.

People had to wait in queue for around three hours and it became difficult for the security to manage the crowd. By 6 pm on Saturday, the footfall was so high that the store had to make an announcement on Twitter.

“Bengaluru, we are overwhelmed by your response. Current wait time at Nagasandra store is 3 hours. Please plan accordingly or shop online,” Ikea India wrote on its official Twitter.

Videos and photographs of the long queues at Ikea Bangalore have flooded social media. Memes making fun of those waiting in the queue are also generating quite a buzz.

Harsh Goenka, the chairman of RPG Enterprises, shared a clip on Twitter and wrote, “It’s not MLAs queuing in Maharashtra to form government, It’s not an immigration queue to enter our country, It’s not a vaccination queue to avoid Covid wave, It’s not pilgrims queueing in Tirupati for darshan, It’s the opening of IKEA store in Bangalore!”

Here are some of the other posts doing the rounds on Twitter:

Spread over 12.2 acres, the 4,60,000 sq. ft. Ikea Nagasandra store features over 7,000 home furnishing products along with over 65 room sets for ideas and inspirations at home.


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