Kalasipalya Bus Terminal: 2 years’ project takes 4 to complete

A two year-long, Rs. 60 crore BMTC project which aims to turn the filth-ridden Kalasipalya bus stop into a 4.3 acres-swanky terminal has been  underway for  the last three years. There are still no signs of it being completed even this year. Sanchari Ghatak The Kalasipalya Bus Terminal project, proposed in 2016 is still far […]

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City buses uninsured, BMTC pays claims

As the city buses are not insured, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bears the burden of paying accident claims to passengers who get injured in bus accident. Vivek Kumar M A substantial part of BMTC’s revenue flows towards the motor accident claim cases against bus accidents, because the city’s most widely used public transport is […]

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No man’s land, no one’s responsibility

Both BBMP and BMTC are walking away from the responsibility of the defunct Kengeri bus-stand. By Labani Mahanandy The old Kengeri bus stand has now become a dumping yard for garbage from surrounding localities. The nasty vapours from the piled up waste annoy the passers-by. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanangara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Metropolitan […]

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Fire Extinguishers missing in BMTC Buses

About 25 per cent of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses do not have fire extinguishers despite two fire incidents this year. By Shalu Chowrasia, Lives of daily bus commuters are at risk as 1620 BMTC buses do not have fire extinguishers installed. Dharini, a frequent traveller says “It is the duty of the BMTC […]

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Inadequate toilets torment differently-abled commuters

Toilets for the disabled on BMTC bus-depots, Bangalore Railway Station and metro stations continue to be in a dismal state. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru City is unable to provide toilets in public places which conform to accessibility standards for the disabled. Section 45 of the Right of Persons with Disability Act mandates that all existing […]

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First aid kits missing in BMTC buses

Several BMTC buses in Bangalore have empty first-aid kits which can be dangerous in the case of an emergency. By Batchu Rushali The widely used Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses lack the medical aid to deal with minor accidents and emergencies, which is putting the passengers’ lives at risk. The Central Motor Vehicles Act […]

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Will Electric Buses take over?

Concession Aims to Introduce Electric Buses By SA Gayatri Bangalore, Jan. 24, 2019. The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog scheme has issued a model concession agreement for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aimed at the operation and maintenance of electric buses in cities across India, hopefully at some point in 2019. This model concession agreement […]

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