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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Fire Extinguishers missing in BMTC Buses

About 25 per cent of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses do not have fire extinguishers despite two fire incidents this year. By Shalu Chowrasia, Lives of daily bus commuters are at risk as 1620 BMTC buses do not have fire extinguishers installed. Dharini, a frequent traveller says “It is the duty of the BMTC […]

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