Christin Mathew Philip

App-based service may just click for BMTC, feel experts

The state-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) seems to be in no particular hurry to tackle the growing threat to the increase of the private operators.

24 Jul 2017

Post GST, complaints of overcharging rise

Metrology dept issues notice to manufacturers across state asking them to print new prices on products

18 Jul 2017

Aadhaar seeding sets off a scramble in Bengaluru ahead of IT filing deadline

With the deadline for filing Income Tax returns now just about a fortnight away, the beeline of harried citizens outside Aadhaar enrollment centers in the city is growing.

17 Jul 2017

Transport Dept makes money, but doesn’t fill vacant posts

Records show that revenue has risen from Rs 1,892cr in 2010 to Rs 5,262cr in 2017

15 Jul 2017

Soon, pedal to Ramanagara on dedicated lane

2m-wide cycle track will run from NICE Road to Ramanagara; to be built parallel to proposed Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.

14 Jul 2017

Cab drivers’ woes remain unattended even 5 months after strike

Nearly five months after Ola and Uber drivers went on a 10-day strike over pay, little seems to have changed.

10 Jul 2017

Cabs taking over Bengaluru city roads

With 74,391 new taxis registered in the last four years, Bengaluru is expected to have more taxi cars than autorikshaws soon.

10 Jul 2017

More women taking up driving in city

Over the past three years, 4.44 lakh new driving licences have been issued to women, as opposed to 23.37 lakh to men.

04 Jul 2017

Private vehicles take over city roads

Transport Department records show that as many as 38.23 lakh new vehicles were added to the city’s roads in the last 10 years.

04 Jul 2017

Ban no bar, Bengaluru still drives on a high

Bengaluru, it seems, is not ready to give up its weekend high. The Supreme Court order on closing down pubs and bars near highways has not had much impact on tipplers.

03 Jul 2017

BMTC vs Metro: Who’ll feed whom?

Reeling under heavy loss, BMTC wants BMRCL to take its buses on lease for feeder services on the lines of New Delhi, but Metro officials say they may not be considering it.

28 Jun 2017

Pvt bus operators cash in on festive weekend, again

Techies rue few trains to Kerala on weekends

23 Jun 2017

Home delivery of diesel fuels safety concerns

Bengaluru-based private firm has started delivering fuel at doorsteps, particularly diesel in many parts of the city

22 Jun 2017

Wanted: One card for Metro, buses in Bengaluru

Commuters in a fix as BMRCL, BMTC fail to find common ground to provide single smart card on the lines of Kerala

21 Jun 2017

As trains zoom past, BMTC stares at more revenue loss

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which is already witnessing plummeting revenues, could suffer another blow with the North-South (Nagasandra to Yelachenahalli) Metro corridor b

17 Jun 2017

Private buses registered in other states under scanner

Following Arunachal Pradesh Transport Department’s direction seeking cancellation of registration of tourist buses plying in other states, many private bus operators in Karnataka are now under the sca

16 Jun 2017

Bengaluru Mall owners don’t care for NOC from traffic cops

While the mounting problem of traffic outside malls haunts city residents, you would be surprised to know that the malls were raised without seeking any clearance from the traffic police department.

14 Jun 2017

Cabs choke roads near malls

To maximise earnings, many cab drivers park haphazardly, causing congestion; traffic cops to crack down

14 Jun 2017

Will Metro Phase-1 help ease traffic? Not really, say cops

Commuters would rather take their vehicles all the way owing to high parking fees at Metro stns

12 Jun 2017

For whom the bill tolls: Cab drivers, commuters unsure

The primary toll stretches in the city include highways leading to KIA, Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Electronics City, Hoskote and NICE Road

12 Jun 2017

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