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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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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