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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Most BMTC buses yet to get panic buttons

Most public and private buses in Bangalore lack panic buttons, risking the security of thousands of passengers daily.  Nikita Arora Buses in Bangalore that ply on the city streets day and night, lack panic buttons and Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) devices, thereby posing a serious risk to the safety of the everyday commuters. Currently, there […]

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No attention provided to Disabled Friendly Buses

Differently-abled commuters are unable to use BMTC and KSRTC buses. Buses do not have proper facilities for them. Ishika Dangayach The facilities provided by the government for the disabled people in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) l like wheelchairs, ramps, reserved seats in buses, remain unused. The  differently-abled […]

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Over 43,000 bus pass applications rejected by BMTC

Students who lost their bus pass earlier,have to pay money for the remaining months. BMTC says they are looking into the matter. By Shubhangi Mathur Bangalore: Parul Jindal who commutes daily to her college is waiting for the issuance of her Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus pass for two months now. “I filled the […]

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Bus Terminals lack basic facilities, commuters suffer

The government has allocated a budget of Rs 50 Crore to the BMTC this year, the bus terminals in Bangalore lack basic facilities—like proper lights, seating and parking faciliies.  Nikita Arora Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) terminals in the city has become a worrisome issue for commuters. as they are crowded, dirty and a perfect […]

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Nimbus Priority Lane –Yet another experiment?

The opinion is divided over government agencies’ move to provide a dedicated lane for BMTC buses on the Outer Ring Road (ORR). By Jagriti Parakh Bengaluru: Providing a priority lane to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses and manning the traffic on the ORR has worsened the traffic gridlock in the areas like Marathahalli, […]

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