BMTC

  • Bangalore: BMTC temporarily halts refunds September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be halting the process of refunding students for those who purchased bus passes before a reduction in rates was introduced. The refund process which started on September 7 at 36 centres across the city was scheduled to run till September 30. It ...
  • K'taka: 8000 buses off roads, commuters in trouble September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has stranded commuters in Bangalore and across Karnataka. Nearly 6000 buses plying in Bangalore and 8000 buses across the state are off the road on Thursday. KSRTC and BMTC employees are...
  • Bangalore: 6 years on, citizens enjoy the Volvo experience September 11, 2012

    Bangalore: Gone are the days when bus travelling within the city or to nearby cities was a harrowing experience. Ten years ago, getting a bus seat was an uphill task and most of the times a battle had to be fought at the bus stand with people clambering through windows,...
  • Bangalore: Time to check BMTC staff's health? August 10, 2012

    Bangalore: With four accidents involving drivers suffering from serious ailments in the past one year, is it high time for a public transport organisation like the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to consider compulsory health check-ups for its staff? A BMTC driver suffered an epileptic attack while on duty near...
  • Bangalore: New BMTC buses to roll out soon August 8, 2012

    Bangalore: With Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) planning to introduce nearly 925 buses in the city, it will be interesting to see how many existing buses the authorities will discard and which ones they will opt for, considering the fact that there are a variety of buses plying in the...
  • BMTC drivers to be fined for surpassing bays November 29, 2011

    BANGALORE: After severe criticism by road users and traffic police on Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses’ penchant to break traffic rules, the BMTC finally introduced the concept of bus bays. Unfortunately, this has failed to regulate the parking of  buses on the roads. Bus bays are present at junctions...
  • Bangalore: BMTC to get 300 new buses November 25, 2011

    BANGALORE: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is expecting to add 300 new buses to its fleet from funds under Jawaharalal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Home and Transport Minister R Ashok told reporters that the Union government had given in principle approval to the State’s demand for more...
  • Bangalore's int'l airport getting multiple links January 8, 2008

    Bangalore: There are less than 3 months for the new international airport at Bangalore to open but there are still several connectivity issues that need to be tackled. However, the Karnataka government is pushing to get a rail link, two connecting roads and eight underpasses up and running at the earliest...