Fewer BMTC buses on city roads

Commuters complain that the inconsistent service has forced them to rely on private buses or use their personal vehicles.   Of the total 6,381 buses under the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), 796 buses are not working due to maintenance issue and shortage of drivers. The last recruitment drive was five years ago and the […]

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Online ticket booking for Vayu Vajra buses discontinued

Officials cited the lack of demand from the citizens as the reason behind the decision. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has discontinued the online ticket booking facility for the Vayu Vajra buses through the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) app and website. The service, introduced in 2020, allowed passengers to prebook tickets for […]

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BMTC buses: All not on board

Most Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses remain inaccessible to the disabled and elderly due to their high ground clearance and overcrowding. Although the BMTC has introduced low-floor, ramp-accessible buses meant for the disabled and elderly friendly, most buses have footboards that are too high off the ground, making boarding them difficult for the differently- […]

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