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Mar 14 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike and Citizens for Bengaluru met the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, demanding Bus Bhagya in the upcoming State Budget. He listened to our demands on 'Halve the Fares and Double the Fleet' and has agreed...
Mar 06 2017
DEMAND FOR MORE BUSES
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News Desk
Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!
Mar 03 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike has launched a joint campaign with Citizens for Bengaluru called the 'Bus Bhagya Beku' campaign, that demands the State Government to provide financial support to BMTC to 'Halve the Fares, and Double the Fleet...
Feb 28 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara (BBPV) have initiated a public campaign - #BusBhagyaBeku - seeking ‘Half the Fares and Double the Fleet’. CfB and BBPV met with various organisations and conducted commuter...
Jun 15 2016
SMART' TRANSPORT BY BMTC
News Desk
After the half-baked Intelligent Transport System that is not really helping any commuter, BMTC is now onto Smart Cards—that have been launched even before the pilot.
May 27 2016
BMTC LAUNCHES ITS
Akshatha M
After a long delay, the BMTC has finally launched the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to help the commuters. Here is all you should know about the ITS.
May 05 2016
DURGA ALARM HOPES TO MAKE BUSES SAFER FOR WOMEN
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Meenakshi Giridhar
In early 2015, a safety alarm that allowed women notify fellow commuters about harassment was piloted in five BMTC buses in 2015. Since then, it has been waiting for a go-ahead from BMTC to install it in other vehicles. Here's why.
Mar 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Bengaluru has a lot of flights landing and taking off in the early hours of the morning.  But if passengers are looking for Vayu Vajra buses, they will find that at precisely the hours when many international flights land or take off (and in...
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Mar 02 2016
PROBLEMS WITH BMTC BUSES
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Sakuntala Narasimhan
Buses that do not wait, buses that wait too long, route numbers not displayed... Even for those citizens who are not averse to using public transport, BMTC's buses can prove to be challenging.
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Feb 21 2016
OPEN STREETS, MG ROAD
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News Desk
The stretch from Anil Kumble Circle to the MG-Brigade junction has been cordoned off for the Open Streets event. BMTC has arranged for special buses to ferry citizens to the event.
Feb 11 2016
SUPPORT BETTER TRANSPORT FOR BENGALURU
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News Desk
What does Bengaluru need? Public transport? Private? Or a vision plan where all types of transport act complementary to one another? Decide, and support the cause!
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Feb 10 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
"Better than nothing" is not progress. It's just better than nothing. If we set our metrics so low, we can never develop. Take the example of buses. The city needs about 13,000 to 15,000 buses to reach the kind of service levels that are seen in...
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Feb 02 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
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Half the city of Bengaluru travels using 6,500 buses. The other half uses 55 lakh vehicles. This data points so obviously to what we should be doing, but unfortunately, we insist on spending enormous amounts of money supporting private transport...
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Dec 22 2015
INTERVIEW WITH BMTC MD EKROOP CAUR
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru's own public transport system, BMTC has plans to launch many progressive steps to ensure commuter safety and user-friendliness. BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur explains the plans in an interview.
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Dec 11 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Reshmi Nagendra writes: Last evening when I was returning with 2 of my friends in my car, I had one of the worst encounters with a BMTC bus driver and the conductor of that bus(K A 0 1 F A 923, route number 213 L). The bus driver overtook us from...
Dec 03 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I saw this "repair" of a broken window on a Vajra (Volvo) bus.   Jugaad, or creative solutions, are all very well, but does BMTC really not have money to repair a bus properly, and have to resort to ugly solutions lik this?
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Nov 27 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
In spite of my writing to BMTC several times on this topic, I have never received a response, nor has anything been done.  It was a rainy evening, I came out of Goethe Institut, Indira Nagar, wanting to take a bus home. I knew my route number...
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Oct 22 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I clicked this bus stop being constructed, and it seems like a good time to ask some pertinent questions. When there is so much space for advertising, why cannot BMTC (or BBMP if the bus stops belong to them) have two vital pieces of information...
Oct 19 2015
MANIFESTO OF BENGALURU BUS COMMUTERS
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News Desk
Bengaluru Metroplitan Transport Company (BMTC) needs a lot of changes in its functioning for it to be effective. Here is a list of changes suggested by people, that will make the BMTC system work more efficiently.
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Oct 19 2015
BUS PRAYANIKARA VEDIKE MEETS BMTC OFFICIALS
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News Desk
Members of Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike called attention to many problems they face with BMTC, and urged the authorities to find solutions to make the system more usable and affordable to all.
Sep 24 2015
OPEN STREETS, BANGALORE: A LOOKBACK
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Ganga Madappa
The Open Streets event held at HSR Layout has generated much conversation, from supporters and critics alike. So what went well and what did not?
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Sep 18 2015
BUS STOP IN HSR LAYOUT TO SUFFER
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Vijay Kundaji
HSR Layout already has many issues related to buses and transport. Here's one more issue: the bus stop near BDA Complex will relocate soon.
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Sep 15 2015
OPENING UP PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AGGREGATORS
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Akshatha M
In what is seen as an alternative public transportation to BMTC, private cars and rickshaw, app-based service providers like ZipGo and Ola have entered into the arena of public transport system in Bengaluru. What's the consequence?
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Sep 04 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I arrived by the Air France flight which lands at  Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) at 23.50 hrs. It most definitely meant that by the time I navigated Customs and Immigration and came out of the Arrivals area, it was about 01.30 hrs. ...
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Sep 01 2015
PROTESTING THE ROAD SAFETY BILL
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Akshatha M
Various trade unions have called for a bandh against the Road Safety and Transport bill to be tabled by the government in the parliament. Why are they objecting to the bill? Here is some explanation.
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Aug 17 2015
ACCOLADES FOR BMTC
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Public Relation Officer, BMTC
BMTC bags National Public Transport Excellence Award and cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs for maintaining cleanliness at depots and bus stands. MD Ekroop Caur received the award from Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at a ceremony in New Delhi.
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