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BMTC to operate 1,500 buses across city

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All routes will be covered except containment zones

Only weekly, daily passholders can use services; masks a must

BENGALURU:

BMTC is set to resume operations in Bengaluru for the first time since the lockdown came into force on March 24. 

Speaking to thebengalurulive, the BMTC PRO said, “We are plying 1,500 buses from Tuesday across the city. Only non-AC buses will run. All the routes will have bus facilities except government-marked containment zones. The public has to wear masks, which is mandatory.”

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He added, “There are high- density routes like Bannerghatta Road, Electronics City, Kengeri, Nelamangala highway, and K R Puram. Buses will be available at all stops and routes depending on the seat availability as per government guidelines.”

Operation timings

• In view of the night curfew, bus services will be provided between 7 am and 7 pm.

Ticket Rules

• So as to maintain social distancing, passengers with monthly/weekly/daily passes will be allowed to travel.

• A Rs. 300 weekly pass has been introduced, valid for all non-AC buses (ordinary buses).

• A photo identity card is rnandatory to obtain a weekly pass. The ID should be produced if asked for. 

• Weekly passes will be issued at specified bus stations between 7 am and 7 pm.

• Daily passes (Rs.70) will be issued by conductors.

• Other types of passes and tickets are not allowed.

• To promote cashless transaction, digital ticketing QR code scanning will be introduced in 75 buses of 15 depots on a trial basis.

Responsibility of Crew

• Body temperature of crew will be checked daily before commencement of duty.

• Crew should wear face masks while on duty.

• Crew should use sanitizers and maintain hygiene.

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