Passengers in Bengaluru deboard BMTC buses midway after finding travel with pass inconvenient
21, May 2020, 4:47 PM
The decision of resuming BMTC bus operations only with daily, weekly or monthly passes has left many passengers in shock and anger.
Passengers and activists say, charging Rs 70 for daily and 300 for weekly passes takes a toll on daily wage workers and the poor in Bengaluru.
Rashmi KP, a regular commuter says, she felt bad as an aged woman had to deboard a bus as she didn't have money to buy a pass. The women had less money that would have otherwise earlier been sufficient to reach her destination which was a short distance.
An activist from Bengaluru Bus Prayaanikara Vedike say, they have escalated the matter with the MD saying the public is already frustrated and taxing them will add to their stress. Activists have demanded a ticket or pass of lower denomination that will serve the purpose.