Commuters oppose BMTC fare hike

Published: 29th June 2013 09:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 09:54 AM   |  A+A-

Over 100 people gathered on the K H Road in front of the Shanthinagar TTMC demanding that the BMTC roll back the hike in fares and step up efforts to curb sexual harassment of women on buses.

Raising slogans and marching towards the BMTC headquarters, members of Bangalore Bus Prayaanikara Vedike urged the BMTC to organise a consultation with the public. The members presented a memorandum to the General Manager (Operations) who, they claim, agreed to set up a meeting with BMTC Managing Director Anjum Parvez.

However, Parvez categorically said there was no possibility of a fare rollback. “People have accepted the hike. It is the last resort of BMTC and is done only when our sustainability is affected,” he told Express.

Responding to the demand to step up efforts to curb sexual harassment on buses, the MD said the corporation took up drives to ensure that only women sit in the seats reserved for them. Parvez said, “We are willing to take other suggestions that the public may have.” 

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