Providing an efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable mode of public transport to the citizens of Bangalore city has been the sole motto of BMTC. In addition to this task, the corporation has initiated other important steps to improve mobility and reduction in air pollution in the Metropolis.BMTC has been observing Bus Day on the 4th of every month since 04.02.2010 to reduce decongestion of traffic by marginalization of personalized mode of transport.
BMTC has successfully completed 6 years of Bus Day journey and is on the verge of its 7th year in existence. 6 years of Bus Day journey has contributed in reducing air pollution, traffic congestion and diesel consumption. The bus day scheduled on 04.05.2016 is the 76th Bus day celebrated by the BMTC.
On this occasion Emergency Medical Unit and 24/7 108 ambulance service will be started with the co-operation of Health Department, Govt of Karnataka. An awareness programme “Road Safety Campaign” regarding road safety discipline to Drivers of BMTC and to the commuters is organized by distributing pamphlets is also organized on this occasion. These programmes inaugurated by Sri.Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, and Chairman KSRTC.
Sri.Dinesh Gundurao, Hon’ble Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Sri.U.T.Khadar, Hon,ble Minister of Health,Sri.Umesh G Jadav, Hon’ble MLA & Parlimentary Secretary of Helath Ministry, Sri. Manjunatha Reddy, Worshipful Mayor, BBMP, Smt.Hemalatha, Deputy Mayor, Sri H.Nabhiraja Jain, Chairma, BMTC, Sri V.S.Aradhya, Vice-Chairman, BMTC, Dr.Ekroop Kaur, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC, other respected invitees were present on the occasion.
Specialty of this Bus day:
BMTC has organized a special event -“Road Safety Campaign”as part of this month’s Bus Day.The aim of this campaign is to create awareness about following traffic road safety discipline among the drivers and conductors of BMTC and also to create awareness amongst the commuters regarding following of traffic safety discipline while travelling in buses.In this regard, the BMTC plans to distribute pamphlets at the city’s prestigious major traffic hub i.e., Kempegowda Bus Station (KBS) from 06.00AM to 10.00PM on 04.05.2016.
In addition to the above, BMTC will start extending the use of the existing dispensary with first aid facility to the commuters at Kempegowda Bus Station. Also, one of the 108 service ambulances will be permanently available at KBS in the event of unexpected causalities or emergency situations.
BMTC has introduced the following new routes:
- Route no: 370M from Peenya 2nd stage to Marappa Garden via Jalahalli Cross, BEL circle, Hebbala, R T Nagar.
- Route no: 331M from Whitefield TTMC to Marappa Garden via Hoodi, Halsuru, Shivajinagar, J C Nagar.
- Route no: 215CC from Jayanagar Bus station to Anjanapura BDA complex 10th block via J P nagar, Jambusavari dinne, Anjanapura.
- Route no: 500HK from Hosakote to Hebbala via K R pura, Tin factory.
- Route no: 287D from K R Market to Vishwanath Nagenhalli via Corporation, KBS, R M Guttahalli, Mekhri circle, Hebbala.
Metro Feeder Services:
- Route no: SVR:MF-1:-From S V Road Metro station to ITPL via K R Pura railway station, Garudarcharpalya 8 schedules with 109 trips is being introduced.
- Route no: VJN:MF-1 and VJN:MF-1A:-From Vijayanagar to Vijayanagar via Srinivasnagar, Malagala, Kottigepalya, Sunkadakatte, Muddayanapalya, Malathahalli cross, Nagarbhavi circle Chandra layout clockwise and anticlockwisering route 8 schedules with 75 trips is being introduced.
Hence, it is requested to publish the above information in your esteemed newspaper to create awareness among the public to use Public Transport and also to support the Bus Day event.