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Over crowded BMTC buses during peak hours

 
 
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Over crowded BMTC buses during peak hours
by System Administrator - Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 10:58 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore : BMTC officers need to immediately solve overcrowding of buses .The Jam-packed and Overcrowded buses during peak hours and unreliable services are the hallmark of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) that has been mandated to provide adequate, efficient and reliable public transport system for the city. Any metropolis, if it has to avoid chaos and air pollution, has to have an efficient public transport system. Sadly, Bangalore has been putting off that happy state of affairs for decades. Over 22 lakh two-wheelers and over five lakh cars on our roads speak volumes about the inefficient and insufficient public transport being offered by the BMTC. Besides a boom in the economic and automobile sectors, an unreliable and insufficient bus service has forced the public rely on privatised modes of transport. A major complaint against BMTC is been skipping of trips by the crew. If a bus on a particular route is supposed to make 20 trips a day, the crew misses at least five, putting commuters to hardship. "We can understand if the crew skips one or two trips because of traffic congestion. But skipping five, often the last trip, is unfortunate,”. They not only park their gigantic vehicles haphazardly but also jam the traffic by overtaking other buses at roadside bus stops, he said. Although BMTC had introduced global positioning system (GPS) to track movement of buses some time ago, it failed to bring all the buses under GPS net thereby allowing the crew to operate at their will. But not all commuters complain. A businessman who had been patronizing the service for the last three decades, said the corporation had done good work within the available resources. The number of buses had gone up considerably and the frequency of services had increased, he added.