STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Singing campaign ‘Bus Bhagya Beku’ highlights need for more BMTC buses

Launched along with the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike, the campaign urged the government to provide financial support to BMTC to halve the fares and double the fleet.

Published: 05th March 2017 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2017 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

Children participate in the ‘Bus Bhagya Beku’ Campaign on Saturday. It aims to create awareness on the need for better public transport| nagaraja gadekal

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Hopping on to buses from various locations in the presence of celebrities, volunteers of Citizens for Bengaluru on Saturday went singing all the way to Shanti Nagar. The ‘Bus Bhagya Beku’ campaign is aimed at creating awareness on the need for better public transport. 


Launched along with the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike, the campaign urged the government to provide financial support to BMTC to halve the fares and double the fleet.


Nearly 500 volunteers boarded buses between 9.30 am and 10 am from Majestic, Shivajinagar, Jayanagar, Kormangala and Banashankari bus stands and reached Shanti Nagar depot.  


Actors Shraddha Srinath and Bhargavi Narayan, pop band Thermal and a Quarter’s Bruce Lee Mani, classical singer Ashwin Sharma and former RJ Vasanthi Hariprakash sang on the buses along with volunteers on the need to use public transport. 


A memorandum was submitted to BMTC MD Ekroop Caur pleading for more buses in the city. Thousands gave a call on a specific WhatsApp number as part of a Missed Call campaign launched simultanenously.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp