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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The pass not taken: ‘what new app?’

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) bus conductors and passengers have no idea about the app that they can use to show their bus passes. Bengaluru: BMTC bus riders and conductors are not using the newly-launched BMTC app for digital bus passes. Many riders and conductors were still unaware about how to use the app and […]

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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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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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