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Bengaluru transport body to reappoint sacked employees in 2021 strike

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation is in the process of reappointing sacked employees in the 2021 transport strike. The reason for the reinstatements is unknown, however this comes after reports that the corporation is short staffed.

Karnataka transport minister B Sriramulu will issue reappointment orders to 54 sacked employees of the BMTC. (HT Archives)
Karnataka transport minister B Sriramulu will issue reappointment orders to 54 sacked employees of the BMTC. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 12:13 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Bengaluru travellers stranded after govt hires 4500 buses for PM's event: Report

Local travellers were once again hit by VIP culture as the ruling BJP in Karnataka hired thousands of government buses for PM Modi's events in Bengaluru, a report said.

The Basavaraj Bommai-led government in Karnataka reportedly hired 2,400 BMTC buses and 2,100 KSRTC buses for PM Modi's events.((Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times))
The Basavaraj Bommai-led government in Karnataka reportedly hired 2,400 BMTC buses and 2,100 KSRTC buses for PM Modi's events.((Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times))
Published on Nov 12, 2022 02:04 PM IST
ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

‘We have buses but no drivers’: Bengaluru public transport faces staff shortage

Even as demand for public transport is on the rise, Bengaluru's BMTC is unable to cater to the needs of the city as it is short-staffed. Over thousand of its buses stay inoperative.

BMTC has around 6,771 buses but is currently operating only 5,660 of them owing to the staff shortage. (Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times)
BMTC has around 6,771 buses but is currently operating only 5,660 of them owing to the staff shortage. (Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 05:27 PM IST
ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

In Bengaluru, BMTC marks 25 years on Independence Day; Twitter shows support

Bengaluru's Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) observed 25 years of its inception on Independence Day and offered free rides to all commuters.

The evolution of BMTC buses from 1997 to 2022. (Image source: Siddharth/Twitter)
The evolution of BMTC buses from 1997 to 2022. (Image source: Siddharth/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 11:10 AM IST
ByYamini C S

BMTC introduces new Vayuvajra route between Silk Institute Metro and KIA

After South Western Railway, the BMTC has now geared up to improve regional connectivity between Bengaluru city and its airport, with the introduction of a new Vayuvajra route from Kanakapura main road to the KIA.

The new route, KIA-5D, will pass through Konanakunte Cross, Banashankari, Jayanagara 4th Block, Shanthinagara, R M Guttahalli and Hebbala.
The new route, KIA-5D, will pass through Konanakunte Cross, Banashankari, Jayanagara 4th Block, Shanthinagara, R M Guttahalli and Hebbala.
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 01:02 PM IST
ByYamini C S
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