Buses ferry too many passengers

Doctors say overcrowding can worsen health conditions, passengers raise objections but are ignored. KOLKATA:  Public buses in Kolkata carry more passengers than the actual number of seats. Despite objections raised by passengers, bus conductors permit people ignoring the advisories issued by the government of West Bengal. Doctors say overcrowding could cause the virus to spread.  […]

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Far from the Sirwar crowd, Neglected and disavowed

Residents of distant villages in Sirwar complain of lack of public transport and apathy from the government.  By Niket Nishant “For a long time now, I have wanted to live in Tulajaram village of Sirwar taluk with my parents. But the lack of public transport here is deterring me,” says Mr. Panduranga, a resident of […]

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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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