City to Get 2K Bus Shelters Soon

Published: 11th September 2015 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Thursday announced that around 2,000 bus shelters will be constructed in the city. Reddy told reporters that there are no shelters in most of the bus stops in the city and commuters have to stand. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will help the Transport Department in building the shelters.

He also said that city bus services will be introduced in 14 districts soon. “At present, 16 districts have city bus services. The remaining 14 will be covered by December,” he said. To a question, he said the Transport Department will soon recruit 150 regional transport officers (RTOs), brake inspectors and 30 other staff members. There will still be 200 vacant posts in the department which will be filled soon, he added.

Hike For Transport Corporation Staff

Trainee employees of four transport corporations will get pay revised by 30 per cent from October 1.

Around 17,000 employees are expected to benefit from the hike and it will cost an additional Rs 60 crore for the transport body. As per the revision, stipends of the traffic controller, junior engineer and others will be revised from Rs 7,800 to Rs 10,150, of drivers from Rs 7,500 to Rs 10,000 and conductors from Rs 7,000 to Rs 9,100.

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