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           BMTC has been conferred with Volvo Sustainability Mobility Award 2016 for “Route planning for efficient mobility” initiative during the 8th Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar held at New Delhi.

The awards were presented by Sri.Kamal Bali, Managing Director Volvo India Private Limited along with Mr. Dan Lerstrom, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Mr. Thomas Tunberg, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development. The award was received by the BMTC Managing Director Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS on the 12th January 2017 at Hotel Leela Palace, in New Delhi

Updated on: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 15:26

BMTC has been conferred with BW Smart Cities Conclave & Award 2016 award during the Summit in New Delhi. BMTC’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) initiative services were chosen amongst the top projects promoting sustainable mobility in India.

The awards were presented by Sri. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications, Govt.of India. Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Transport Minister, GOK received the award on behalf of BMTC on the 21st December 2016 at Taj Palace, in New Delhi. Sri Nagaraja Yadav, Chairman BMTC and  Dr.Ekroop Caur, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC were present on the occasion.  The BW Smart Cities conclave & award 2016 is amongst India’s highest civilian honour

Updated on: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 15:24

BMTC has been conferred with Skoch Platinum award and “Order-of-Merit" for mobility award during the 46th Skoch Summit in New Delhi. Seven of BMTC’s initiatives including labour welfare measures, Intelligent Transport system and mobile application, women safety, bus service for the poor at a discounted rate and implementation of Trunk and feeder serviceswere chosen amongst the top 100 projects promoting sustainable mobility in India. Further 5 initiatives were selected for Platinum award.

The awards were presented by Sameer Kochar, Founder Trustee, SKOCH  and were received by the BMTC Chairman Shri. Nagaraju Yadav on the 16th December 2016 at Constitution Club of India, in New Delhi. The Skoch mobility and sustainable growth award 2016 is amongst India’s highest civilian honour since 2003. 

Updated on: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 15:23

At present BMTC is issuing different types of monthly passes for the benefit of travelling public.

Government of India has withdrawn the transaction of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes with effect from 08.11.2016 and introduced new notes for transaction. It was permitted to accept the withdrawn notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000/- till 14.11.2016 from the commuters travelling in Government buses. At present, Government of Indian extended that provision till 24.11.2016.

In this background, while traveling in BMTC buses travelling commuters are facing lot of change problem. To overcome this problem and in the interest of travelling commuters BMTC is issuing special 10 day passes of Rs. 500/- temporarily which is valid from 15.11.2016 to 24.11.2016.

Further, public can obtain these passes by paying the existing currencies of different denominations and can also obtain by paying Rs.500 and Rs.1000/- notes which are withdrawn from GOI. Commuters are allowed to travel unlimited in all ordinary services except in Air Conditioned services.  Commuters can avail  these passes by providing photo copy of their IDs viz .,Aadhar card, Driving License, Voter ID, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN card or any Identity card issued by the Government and also commuters should possess any above mentioned ID cards while travelling.

Updated on: Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:01

Board of Directors of BMTC have given in principle approval for induction of 150 Electric Buses, as part of initiative to reduce vehicular emission, noise and fuel consumption.

Since BMTC will not be able to procure them by utilizing its own resources it has been decided to seek funding support from Government of India (GoI), under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. 

NEMMP-2020 is an initiative taken by the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), GOI that aims to accelerate the growth of the electric and hybrid components of the automotive sector. It focuses primarily on fast-tracking the manufacturing and introduction of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in India primarily to reduce CO2 emissions and the dependence on crude oil.

The FAME scheme is intended to provide financial incentives to support the NEMMP, which promotes the development and uptake of EVs in India.

BMTC was the first State Road Transport Undertaking in the country to successfully conduct a trial of electric bus for 3 months in 2014. The results of the trial was very encouraging and was well received by the commuters. However since the capital cost involved in Electric buses was very high, the decision regarding induction of these buses was therefore deferred. 

Appreciating the fact that the Electric Vehicle (EV) technology is associated with significant capital costs, with the battery component constituting about half of the total manufacturing costs, BMTC has been holding discussions with domain experts to look at alternatives to optimize the size of the Battery, suiting to its operational requirement, so as to reduce the cost to the extent possible in order to ensure that the cost is comparable to the Premier segment buses presently being operated by BMTC.

Updated on: Friday, 28 October, 2016 - 16:54

Providing efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable transport to the citizens of Bangalore city has been the sole motto of BMTC. In addition to this task, BMTC has initiated other important steps aimed at improved mobility and reduction in air pollution in the Metropolis through decongestion of traffic by marginalization of personalized mode of transport by observing Bus Day on 4th of every month since 04.02.2010.

 

           BMTC has successfully completed 6 years of Bus Day journey and is in the verge of 7th year.  6 years of Bus Day journey has contributed in reducing air pollution, traffic congestion and diesel consumption. The bus day that will be celebrated on 04.10.2016 is the 81st  Bus day celebrated by BMTC.

 

BMTC has introduced the following new routes:

 

Sl. No

Route No.

From

To

No. of Schs

Routings

1

KIAS-5A

Jambu Savri Dinne

Kempegowda International Airport

1

RBI Layout, J.P.Nagar 15th Cross, Jayanagara Bus Stand, Shanthinagara Bus Stand, Basaveshwar Circle, Hebbala

2

500-QC

Varthuru

Chikkamarana halli

1

Varthuru Kodi, White Field, Hoodi, Tin Factory, Hebbala, Mekhri Circle, New BEL Road

3

258-H

Kempegowda Bus Stand

Varadanayakana halli

1

Yashwanthapura, Jalahalli Cross, Nelamangala, Budihal Village, Mandigere

 

   Various NGO’s are organizing “Danostav” Festival from 02.10.2016 to 08.10.2016 and they are also conducting “Swachata Abhiyan(Cleanliness Campaign)” at major Bus stations on the occation of Bus Day on 04th Oct 2016.

 

Hence, it is requested to publish the above information in your esteemed news paper to create awareness among the public to use more Public Transport and also to support for the Bus Day observation. 

Updated on: Monday, 3 October, 2016 - 13:21

           The Checking staff of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has intensified checking of buses operated in and around Bangalore City to detect ticketless travelling by the passengers. During the Month of August-2016 they have checked 23913 trips and penalized 7422 ticketless passengers by collecting Rs. 12,13,330/- as penalty and booked  2739 cases against conductor’s for their dereliction of duty.

            During  the  aforesaid  period  the  Checking Staff  have  penalized  491 male passengers  occupying seats exclusively reserved  for  lady  passengers  & imposed  fine  of  Rs. 49,100/-  in accordance  with  KMV  Rules  94  r/w  section 177  of   MV  Act  1988.

           Passengers are advised to purchase tickets / pass and travel - this will not only avoid levy of penalty / embarrassment but will also help BMTC to give better services to all commuters. Please allow the female passengers to occupy  the   seats  exclusively reserved  for  them.

 

Updated on: Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 16:58

Greentech Safety Award 2016

BMTC bagged, Greentech Foundation, New Delhi’s Greentech Safety Award 2016-Silver Award in Public Utility Services Sector for outstanding achievements in Safety Management.

The Award was presented at the award ceremony on 30-8-2016 at Goa. Sri Francis Dezoja, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, presented the award to BMTC which was received by Sri B.V.Srinivasa, Deputy Chief Traffic Manager and Sri P.M.Chidambara, Divisional Traffic Officer. Sri Dhubey, Ex-CMD, Canara Bank and Sri Kamaleshwar Sharan, President, Greentech Foundation were present on this occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on: Friday, 2 September, 2016 - 15:02

Sub : BMTC bagged 3  prestigious  Awards

mBillionth South Asia Award 2016 and CMO ASIA Smart Cities Award 2016

 

BMTC wins prestigious mBillionth South Asia 2016, Awards for Intelligent Transport System (Mobile App) for increasing the reliability and efficiency in public Transport system  Sri Nagendra Chief System Manger BMTC received the award at the function held in New Delhi on 23-7-2016.

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BMTC has won the prestigious “CMO ASIA Smart Cities Awards 2016 for “Smart Transport Initiative (ITS & Mobile APP) and Smart Waste Management Initiative ”. The awards were given away on 5-8-2016 at Pan Pacific, Marina Square, Singapore.

 

Updated on: Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 - 15:47

The GMASA Best People Choice app

Updated on: Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 17:15

Excellence in Bus Transport - Public City Transport

Updated on: Friday, 8 July, 2016 - 17:06
With reference to the subject cited above, IPL match will be held at Chinnaswamy Stadium on 29.05.2016. BMTC is operating extra buses in order to convene cricket fans travelling to Chinnaswamy Stadium from different parts of the city for watching IPL match. In order to facilitate people to reach the stadium at 08.00pm , BMTC is operating buses from different part of the city from 05.00pm to facilitate people to reach their destination, BMTC is operating extra buses from Chinnaswamy stadium at 12.00am on ticket issue basis as per the need of travelling public. The details of the routes are as below: Route no: From To SBS-1K Maniksha parade grounds Kadugodi bus stand SBS-1K Mayo hall Kadugodi bus stand G-2 Mayo hall Sarjapura G-3 Brigade road Electronic city G-4 Brigade road Bannerghatta national park G-6 Chinnaswamy cricket stadium Kengeri, KHB Quarters G-7 BRV Parade grounds Janapriya township G-8 MG road metro station Nelamangala G-9 MG road metro station Yelahanka 5th phase G-10 BRV parade grounds RK Hegde nagara G-11 MG road metro station Bagalur G-12 Mayo hall Hosakote. Hence, you are requested to publish this information in your esteemed newspaper for the benefit of the travelling public and public are requested to utilize the BMTC services.
Updated on: Saturday, 28 May, 2016 - 11:58
Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s implementation of INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM, First of its kind in India in city transport services, was launched by Sri Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka on 25-05-2016 at BMTC Central Office Shanthinagar, Bengaluru in the august presence of Sri.Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, in-charge Minister, Kolar District and Chairman, KSRTC. Sri.Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, GOI, Sri K.J.George, Hon’ble Minister for Bengaluru Development & Town Planning & Bengaluru Urban District In-charge minister, Sri R.Roshan Baig, Hon’ble Minister for Infrastructure Development, Information & Public Relations and Haj, Sri B.N.Manjunatha Reddy, Worshipful Mayor, BBMP, Sri Dinesh Gundurao, Hon’ble Minister for Food & Civil supplies & Consumer Affairs, Sri Krishna Byregowda Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Sri R.V.Venakatesh, Hon’ble Chief Whip, Sri R.V.Devaraj, Hon’ble MLA, Chickpet, Sri K.Govindaraju, Hon’ble MLC & Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Smt Hemalata Gopalaiah, Deputy Mayor, BBMP, Sri. H.Nabhiraj Jain, Hon’ble Chairman BMTC, Sri.V.S Aradhya, Hon’ble Vice Chairman BMTC, Sri.D.Chandrappa, Hon’ble Corporator, BBMP, were Chief guests in the function. Dr. E.V.Raman Reddy, Principal Secretary, Transport, Dr.Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC and other respected invitees were present on the occasion. BMTC is the sole provider of urban public transport in Bengaluru operating 6216 schedules with 6400 vehicles ferrying 5.13 million passengers per day addressing demands of the population through a range of services covering sub-urban and city areas with differentiated fares and passes suited to different commuter segments. BMTC has implemented ITS project which includes Vehicle Tracking system, Electronic Ticketing System and Passenger Information System to bring in operational efficiency. Features of ITS project are as below: 1. GPS based Vehicle Tracking System- Totally 6400 buses are installed with VTUs. • Real time tracking and monitoring of buses • Collection of operational data and generation of MIS reports. • Two way Voice communication between the bus and the control centre. 2. Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETM) • 10000 ETMS are deployed across all depots • ETMS with GPRS communication. • EMV Certified-Supports contact less smart card 3. Passenger Information System (PIS) • 35 Passenger Information displays are installed in 11 major bus stands namely Kempegowda Bus Station, Shivajinagar, Shanthinagar, Yeshwanthapura, Kengeri, Jayanagar, Vijayanagar, Banashankari, ITPL, Mysore Road (MCTC) and Airport. • Passenger Information display view through Mobile Application. • Real time information of buses through Helpline. • Kannada and English language support 4. Control Room & Data Centre • Control centre operates 24*7 • Real time tracking and monitoring of BMTC fleet. • Two way communication between control centre and BMTC vehicles. • Incident Management. • Video wall 5. Mobile Application Project • The application helps to know the timetable, route information and fare for the buses they wish to travel. • Commuters can know the Estimated Time of Arrival which helps to plan their travel. • Commuters can locate the nearest bus stop for planning the trip. • Commuters can see the bus information displayed in Passenger Information System at major bus stands and Airport. ITS project with the above said features has following benefits: • Increased operational efficiency. • Optimum utilization of resources. • Control room monitors the following parameters: Over speed, Bus stop skipping, Trip Cancellation/ Partial operation, schedule deviation, Late departure, early arrival, Etc. • Improved driver habits: because of monitoring and sensitization, safety is ensured and complaints will be reduced due to quality service. • Quick response during incidents such as accidents and breakdown. • Real time information of buses to commuters in all the major bus stands. • Commuters not using smart phones can get real time information of buses by calling to helpdesk No. 1800 425 1663(24/7 Toll Free number). • Reduced waiting times for commuters • Enhanced service reliability leading to increased use of public transport • Commuters can plan their travel with the availability of real time bus information in mobiles also. • Real time Information on metro feeder routes would help Metro passengers using feeders. Increased operational efficiency will help BMTC in moving forward towards development. In future, ITS will be a strong base for implementation of many other IT initiatives in BMTC. This project is a pioneer project and first of its kind in the urban transport scenario. The launch of ITS marks the beginning of new way of functioning. As the system stabilizes and matures with course of time, the discipline within the organization and operations will improve. Commuters feedback is crucial for improving accuracy of the system.
Updated on: Saturday, 28 May, 2016 - 10:53

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.

Updated on: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 - 17:19

Providing efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable transport to the citizens of Bangalore city has been the sole motto of BMTC. In addition to this task, BMTC has initiated other important steps aimed at improved mobility and reduction in air pollution in the Metropolis through decongestion of traffic by marginalization of personalized mode of transport by observing Bus Day on 4th of every month since 04.02.2010.

 

           BMTC has successfully completed 6 years of Bus Day journey and is in the verge of  7th year.  6 years of Bus Day journey has contributed in reducing air pollution, traffic congestion and diesel consumption. The bus day that will be celebrated on 04.04.2016 is the 75th Bus day celebrated by BMTC.

 

Specialty of this Bus day:

 

            On the eve of 75th Bus day special campaign will be conducted for one week from the date of Bus day to create awareness among the running staff and commuters regarding “Lane discipline” and running staff to maintain of cordial relation with commuters. On the said day BMTC will distribute Pamphlets to the running staff regarding  :Road Safety Campaign” and to the commuters regarding the co-operation required for the efficient service from BMTC.

 

Further on the eve of 75th Bus day BMTC has introduced “ Bangalore Darshini” AC service to facilitate the Bangalore tourists for Bangalore rounds. With a view to provide still more transport facility to the tourists step has been taken to operate the AC services  to Wonder-la from different locations especially on weekends and on general holidays based on the commuters demand in the below routes.

 

 

         

SL NO

ROUTE NO

FROM-TO

VIA

NO SCH'S

FARE

1

V-226HBL

HEBBALA-WONDARLA

KBS, MCTC, KENGERI

2

150.00

2

V-226YHK

YALAHANKA-WONDARLA

VIDYARANYPUR, BEL, YBS, VJN,CLO,MALLATTAHALLI, KHBQ,Jn OF KOMMAGATTA

1

180.00

3

V-226DML

DOMALUR-WONDARLA

RICHMOND, MYSORE BANK, KBS, MCTC, KENGERI

1

150.00

4

V-226HSR

HSR BDA COMPLEX- WONDARLA

CSB, JNR 4th BLOCK, BSK, PES, KGR

1

150.00

5

V-226ELC

ELECTRONIC CITY - WONDARLA

HOSA ROAD, CSB, BSK, PES, KGR

1

180.00

      

Hence, it is requested to publish the above information in your esteemed news paper to create awareness among the public to use more Public Transport and also to support for the Bus Day observation. 

Updated on: Monday, 4 April, 2016 - 13:34

            The Checking staff of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has intensified checking of buses operated in and around Bangalore City to detect ticketless travelling by the passengers. During the Month of February-2016 they have checked 29060 trips and penalized 7683 ticketless passengers by collecting Rs. 11,35,390/- as penalty and booked  2882  cases against conductor’s for their dereliction of duty.

            During  the  aforesaid  period  the  Checking Staff  have  penalized  982 male passengers  occupying seats exclusively reserved  for  lady  passengers  & imposed  fine  of  Rs. 98,200/-  in accordance  with  KMV  Rules  94  r/w  section 177  of   MV  Act  1988.

           Passengers are advised to purchase tickets / pass and travel - this will not only avoid levy of penalty / embarrassment but will also help BMTC to give better services to all commuters. Please allow the female passengers to occupy  the   seats  exclusively reserved  for  them.

Updated on: Friday, 1 April, 2016 - 14:32

         In view of delayed SSLC examination schedules, BMTC in the interest of the student community has decided to extend the validity of the 2015-16 student concessional passes issued by it to SSLC students till 13th of April 2016.

            SSLC student pass holders are now permitted to avail the pass facility (free travel) up-to 13th April 2016 for to fro travel between the place of stay and the examination center ( or the places mentioned in the pass) on production of this year’s SSLC examination Hall ticket along with the student pass.

Updated on: Thursday, 31 March, 2016 - 15:54

             The Checking staff of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has intensified checking of buses operated in and around Bangalore City to detect ticketless travelling by the passengers. During the Month of January-2016 they have checked 29335 trips and penalized 7681 ticketless passengers by collecting Rs. 13,69,350/- as penalty and booked  3643  cases against conductor’s for their dereliction of duty.

            During  the  aforesaid  period  the  Checking Staff  have  penalized  1218 male passengers  occupying seats exclusively reserved  for  lady  passengers  & imposed  fine  of  Rs. 1,21,800/-  in accordance  with  KMV  Rules  94  r/w  section 177  of   MV  Act  1988.

           Passengers are advised to purchase tickets / pass and travel - this will not only avoid levy of penalty / embarrassment but will also help BMTC to give better services to all commuters. Please allow the female passengers to occupy  the   seats  exclusively reserved  for  them.

 

Updated on: Friday, 4 March, 2016 - 16:10

               Providing efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable transport to the citizens of Bangalore city has been the sole motto of BMTC. In addition to this task, BMTC has initiated other important steps aimed at improved mobility and reduction in air pollution in the Metropolis through decongestion of traffic by marginalization of personalized mode of transport by observing Bus Day on 4th of every month since 04.02.2010.

           BMTC has successfully completed 6 years of Bus Day journey and is in the verge of 7th year.  6 years of Bus Day journey has contributed in reducing air pollution, traffic congestion and diesel consumption.

         BMTC is operating  6266 Schedules with 75,928 trips, 14.00 lakhs Kms accommodating and carrying about 53 lakhs passenger in a day. On eve of 74th  Bus day on 04-03-2016 Friday all the schedules are operated without any cancellation besides operating 1500  General shift schedules  beyond  normal scheduled  timings ie. up to 22:00 hours and also operating  spare vehicles adding additional trips to accommodate additional demand.

On this special occasion of 74th Bus day:

  • Bus stop lane discipline is being celebrated on this 74th bus day in 13 important traffic congested junctions of Bangalore city.

      Hence, it is requested to publish the above information in your esteemed news paper to create awareness among the public to use more Public Transport and also to support for the Bus Day observation.

 

Updated on: Thursday, 3 March, 2016 - 17:23

About Open Streets - OMG

Open Streets OMG will be held on February 21st, 2016 on M.G. Road, Bengaluru. Open Streets - OMG aims to revive the long-lost charm of the Boulevard of Bengaluru City. Traffic will be restricted between Anil Kumble Circle and the Brigade Road junction on M.G. Road between 9 AM and 9PM on this day, opening the streets for festivities that celebrate the city of Bengaluru in all its traffic-free glory. On this day, BMTC and BMRCL will extend their bus and metro services respectively to encourage people to use public transport when commuting to the event. Special arrangements for free and secure parking for bicycles will also be made around the venue.

Celebrating Bengaluru

Open Streets OMG will be host to a series of engaging activities and experiences, crafted keeping in mind people of all ages and lifestyles. The one of a kind event, aimed at bringing the city together towards the cause of a traffic free Bengaluru, will see the likes of musicians, artists and variety acts coming together to entertain people and bring new life to the street. There will be pro skateboarders showing off their high flying moves, mime acts, stilt walkers, street magicians, and caricature artists engaging the audience on the open street. There will be a variety of stalls selling curated handmade art and craft products designed by local craftspeople, as well as other best-selling products that appeal to the shopper of today. A flea market will also feature in this edition of Open Streets. There will be food trucks and hawkers serving delicacies from all over the country and cuisines of the world stationed across the venue.

Want to showcase your talent?

We invite all artists (performance arts & visual) from around Bengaluru to showcase their talent at Open Streets OMG. Please see “TO REGISTER” for further details on registration.
Categories open: Visual Art: Paintings | Sculptors | Installations | Any other unique showcase
Performance Art: Music | Dance | Theatre | Story telling | Puppetry | Any other unique showcase

Got Something to Sell?

Stall spaces available on first come first serve basis at the Rangoli Metro Art center Boulevard, and on MG Road. Please see “TO REGISTER” for further details on registration.
Exhibitor Options:
Food | Handicrafts | Accessories | Apparel | Murals | Any other product

To Register

To register contact personnel at The Rangoli Metro Arts Center office - Metro Boulevard, MG Road or call 080 - 22969265 to reserve your spot.

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Updated on: Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 - 12:05