Christin Mathew Philip 

Demand to reduce BMTC bus fares grows shriller

With drop in diesel prices, commuters feel it’s right time to cut fares.

12 Jul 2017

BMTC’s cheaper, greener plan: Leased electric buses

Cash-strapped BMTC plans to induct 150 high-cost buses into its fleet
 

27 Jun 2017

Bengaluru traffic cops want inter-state buses shifted to city outskirts

The move is likely to work as the Metro’s North-South and East-West (Byappanahalli-Mysuru Road) corridors offer fairly comprehensive connectivity for commuters.

09 Jun 2017

Bengaluru Traffic Police draws action plan to make Majestic traffic-jam free

With Namma Metro set to chug along to the south, traffic police draw up action plan to decongest city’s biggest and busiest transport hub.

09 Jun 2017

Night rides remain a risky task for women in Bengaluru

Incidents of assault on women highlight poor safety mechanism in cab services.

02 May 2017

Buses halting away from shelters angers commuters

BMTC buses cause traffic congestion on major roads, say motorists
 

21 Apr 2017

Ban on beacons: Will traffic be smoother for common man in Bengaluru?

Common man has always been the first casualty of the red beacon culture. Traffic is often held up in the city during peak hours for the passage of “VIP vehicles” sporting the symbol of privilege.

20 Apr 2017

Competition from cabs fails to  deter auto drivers from fleecing 

 Taking their turf war forward, Uber has chosen to mimic the Ola auto flat rate of `29 for 4 km for its pool cab services, which roughly translates to `7.25 per km.

18 Apr 2017

City to get 2.1 lakh CNG vehicles, 50 fuelling stations in three years

In a vehicle-choked city gasping for breath, switching to a cleaner alternative for other fossil fuels can go a long way.

15 Apr 2017

Cab users not happy with govt’s minimum fare plan

The state government has asked the Transport Department to consider the views of cab aggregators before finalising the minimum fare for taxis. 

08 Apr 2017

Bengaluru traffic mess: Political rallies haunt cops

Gridlocked city looks for answers to chaos, cops had a tough time regulating traffic because of a rally at Palace Grounds

25 Mar 2017

75000 plaints booked against Bengaluru traffic violators through app

Bengaluru Traffic Police have booked cases against nearly 50,000 motorists after citizens reported more than 75,000 violations through Public Eye App since its launch in September 2015. 

23 Mar 2017

Eight mantras to decongest Bengaluru traffic

Proposals include banning old vehicles and entry of long-distance private buses into city

23 Mar 2017

Bus conductors not accepting 10 Rupee coins

Amid rumours of fake Rs 10 coins doing the rounds in the city, many BMTC passengers complain that conductors are refusing to accept these coins. 

14 Mar 2017

BMTC ride a costly affair

Study shows that bus fares have drastically increased since 2011, prompting commuters to opt for bikes, cabs

14 Mar 2017

Protesting cab drivers in Bengaluru may start new service

Upset over the indefinite strike losing steam, the drivers’ association hit upon the new plan that is expected to sustain the income of drivers and eat into the market share of major cab aggregators.

05 Mar 2017

KSTDC to give cabs a run for their money

 Amid the ongoing tussle between the state transport department and app-based taxi aggregators, Karnataka is likely to be the first state in the country to launch a dedicated mobile application for government-run taxis.

09 Feb 2017

Uber, Ola drivers protest against insufficient pay in Bengaluru

When B Srinivas joined Ola as a driver two years ago, he thought his fortunes will turn around.

24 Jan 2017

How many trees in city? # marks will tell you

Young volunteers have so far mapped nearly 2,000 trees between Basaveshwara Circle and Hebbal by.

04 Jan 2017

Fitness certificates of 21 BMTC buses cancelled

The Transport Department has canceled fitness certificate of all the 21 BMTC buses, which were booked on December 7 for carrying school children without complying with guidelines.

15 Dec 2016

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