BMTC’s women safety committee remains hidden from public eye

Reports say that the helpline number for women commuters is too complex to remember. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) initiatives for the safety of women passengers—women safety committee and helpline number—have not been able to serve their purpose due to improper functioning and lack of awareness amongst the commuters. Ankitha Sarika Cheppudira, a student and […]

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Transport workers unite against Karnataka govt

Workers claim that more than 1,30,000 state transport workers will be benefited if the government revises their wages. Workers of Karnataka state transport corporations have pledged to continue their agitation against the state government if their demands are not met. On Tuesday, Akhila Karnataka Rajya Raste Sarige Nowkara Mahamandali (AKRRSNM) workers met at Freedom Park […]

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Infrequent Metro Feeder Buses Break the Last-mile Connectivity

Regular work commuters worry about timely metro feeder buses for their office trips while others are unaware of the service. Narayan Rao gets off at the Rajarajeshwari Nagar metro station every day. His office is approximately three kms away from the station. A working professional at an insurance company, he runs down the stairs, books […]

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A sunny problem: Citizens want bus shelters, BBMP says wait

Statistics show that the construction of bus shelters was started in 2018 by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) but commuters are still waiting in the sun and the rain. Jyoti would always take the bus home—it was her favorite way to travel the streets of Bengaluru. The people she would meet and the things she […]

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Privacy breach at metro station by BMTC

An expert said that there is no need to ask for personal details for BMTC’s survey. Namma Metro riders were left confused as BMTC officials were collecting their personal details outside metro station. The officials said that the details were being collected for the purpose of deploying electronic buses.   “My Name, phone number, entry and […]

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Pink Sarathi: no complaints in the last six months

The BMTC hotline was restored after the lockdown was lifted, but no one has filed any complaint say BMTC officials. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which inaugurated Pink Sarathi in 2019, has not received a single complaint about women’s difficulties since the service was restored in July 2021. According to the BMTC public grievance […]

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BMTC Buses: To board or not to board

Riding in public buses in the city still a challenge for many due to high ground clearance and faulty doors. Frequent passengers of the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses are at risk due to rise in passenger fatalities while boarding and alighting. Bus passengers in the city account for around 18 percent of the […]

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