BANGALORE: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be running one more additional bus, exclusively for the lawyers, to help them beat the traffic and reach court on time. The Vice President of BMTC M Krishnappa inaugurated the bus at Mayo Hall.
The general secretary of the advocates association, AP Ranganatha said, “Apart from advocates, litigants can also make use of these buses. This particular bus will start from High Court and will travel to Mayo Hall, Subbaiah Circle. From here it will make its way to magistrate court, city civil court and finally back to High Court again.” Voicing similar opinion, D Guna Shekar said, “Riding a vehicle in this city takes a toll over the advocates as they have to travel from one court to the other for their cases.” A female advocate who refused to named said, “The new additions will at least increase the frequency of the buses as we had only two buses before and this is the third one. It will help practicing lawyers to travel from one court to the other. Especially senior seniors citizens can be benefited from this new initiative. They have informed us that buses will be available every 20 minutes to half an hour in front of the court.”
Vice president of BMTC, M Krishnappa said, “I will make necessary arrangements to provide one more bus for the lawyers apart from replacing the old ones with new buses.” He also send a message to all present at the event, to make use of the BMTC buses as much as possible, he added, “I urge all the advocates and public to use BMTC facilities, this will help in reducing the traffic congestion in the city.”
The driver of the new BMTC bus, Shekar said, “Tickets will be charged stage wise, for instance, for first stage the tickets are prices at `4.”