Preeja Prasad

Bengaluru to get 3 new bus depots this December

As of now, there are 45 depots in the city. Devanahalli will also get a depot by next year. The facilities will also include a women’s lounge. 

1 hour ago

Enough is enough, say cigarette retailers on fines

 Several retailers came together in the city on Thursday stating that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) health officers and the police have been harassing them.

1 hour ago

Police stations stuck with piles of demonetised notes

The police have to keep them in custody as evidence in ongoing court cases, but are constrained by space as police stations do not have locker rooms. 

2 hours ago

BMTC raises concern on mobility card; faces shortage of ETMs

While Metro is a closed loop card and BMTC is an open loop card. An open loop control system acts completely on the basis of input and the output has no effect on the control action.

14 Oct 2019

State-run e-buses to be owned and operated by private bidder

With tenders floated for 350 electric buses under the Gross Cost Contract basis, the buses will be owned and operated by the private company.

14 Oct 2019

BMTC to launch new app soon

BMTC spokesperson told The New Indian Express that there were some technical issues with the current app, such as speed and accuracy of real-time locations.

11 Oct 2019

Over 1,200 decade-old BMTC buses still ply on Bengaluru roads

Transporter points to NGT order on inducting new vehicles;  places order for 350 vehicles, expected to operate next year 

09 Oct 2019

New DL, RC format to debut soon

Curious to know what your new driving licence and registration certificate smart card will look like? Wait for a fortnight, says the state transport department. 

05 Oct 2019

BMTC rolling out plan to train women drivers

 Last year, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) had enrolled 115 women to train them in driving heavy passenger and light motor vehicles.

04 Oct 2019

Updated books on evironment need of the hour

With rapid urbanisation, it is not surprising that the fauna and flora of the city is getting pushed to the brink.

02 Oct 2019

Many workers yet to avail free bus passes 

The validity ranges from 3 months to 5 years.

02 Oct 2019

BMTC gets 30 requests of feeder buses per month

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has been receiving several requests for feeder buses.

01 Oct 2019

New design smart card for DLs and RCs only in November

A microchip and a QR code will feature in both the documents

29 Sep 2019

More non-AC buses to ply from airport

This June, BMTC started three non-AC bus services between Hebbal and Kempegowda International Airport ( KIA).

25 Sep 2019

‘Boys are victims of child marriages too’

As part of the Asia Pacific Social Work Conference on Thursday, a symposium was conducted on forced child marriages.

20 Sep 2019