The ridership decline is an offshoot of the decline in air passengers post-Covid, a senior official said.
Employees’ association members, however, said that they will give the government three months to fulfil their demands, failing which they will resort to a protest again.
In one of the incidents, a BMTC bus driver was also assaulted and two FIRs were registered in Upparpet police station.
Former Chief Minister and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said that transport corporation employees should call off the agitation and resolve the issue by holding talks with the government.
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Passengers heading out from Bengaluru too were stuck.
On a daily basis, the BMTC makes 164 trips from Bengaluru city to the airport, and 171 trips from the airport to the city.
For the first time since its launch in May 2008, the Vayu Vajra buses of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation will be opened up for online reservation.
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The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences for treatment of its employees.
Both employees were suspended on September 15 for violating social distancing norms amid the pandemic.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has got its own Covid Care Centre (CCC) for its own and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation employees.
The corporation has already floated tenders which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The funds are said to be diverted after September as the procurement is now on hold, sources said.
Nearly 170 BMTC employees have tested positive for Covid-19, of whom two have died.