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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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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Social distancing: a myth in BMTC buses

Crowded buses in the city are flouting Covid-19 norms. No social distancing is maintained in the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses amidst a looming third wave. Chandru, a resident near the bus stop said, “During   peak hours, BMTC buses, on most of the routes in the city are crowded.” The Department of Information and […]

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Nagarathpet case: BMTC drivers mistaken for BBMP Officials, sent notice

The incident came into light when a video of two officials beating up a boy for not taking the COVID-19 test went viral on Monday.  Bengaluru: The officials seen in the viral video of a boy being beaten up and forced to take a Covid-19 test are not Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials, but […]

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We can’t run AC buses till there is demand for them: BMTC

COVID-19 and less revenue have forced BMTC to operate only a handful of air-conditioned buses. Bengaluru: Only 180 air-conditioned Volvo buses are operated currently by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) as against 761 before the pandemic. The services have been scaled down due to less revenue generation and lesser demand induced by COVID-19. A bus […]

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Physically challenged citizens still wait to board the bus

Differently-abled people do not have complete access to public buses because the buses are not built keeping them in mind. Bangalore: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses in the state are still not fully accessible to differently-abled people. Out of 77 KSRTC bus stations in the state, only […]

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E-ticketing fails, BMTC services need mending

Despite the city’s attempts to make public transport smart by introducing Intelligent Transport system (ITS), passengers are issued paper tickets.  By Savyata Mishra Anil Kumar boards the bus from Majestic bus station to Uttarahalli every day after work by paying Rs 22. A few months ago, he was being issued one electronically generated ticket of […]

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Women-only lounges –not all that safe and comfy

BMTC’s women-only lounges which ensure the safety of women by debarring the entry of men at all times, fail to serve their purpose as women complain of a lack of security officials deployed to keep a check on these lounges. Nikita Arora It’s 9.00 PM and Sudeeksha Kouthsasa waits in the women-only bus-lounge at the […]

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