Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 November 2014
News updated at 3:39 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 16.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Hike in BMTC bus pass rate causes chaos

Last updated: 09 June, 2011
Bangalore, June 9, DHNS:

The sudden and steep hike in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus pass rate caused chaos in most of the bus stands across the City on Thursday. Several students, who had come to buy passes, had to return home disappointed.

Students were seen making calls to their parents asking for more money to buy the passes as the BMTC hiked the rates by Rs 100 across the board for this academic year.

The revised pass rates for 2011-12 are Rs 700 for high school students, Rs 1,100 for college students and Rs 1,400 for medical, technical and evening college students. High school girls can pay Rs 525 for the pass as they get a 25 per cent discount from the government.

The rates for the 10-month pass in the academic year were at Rs 600 (Rs 450 for girls), Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,300, respectively. Although the primary and middle school students are eligible for free passes they are charged Rs 70 as IT fee, insurance and service charges.


Sources in the BMTC told Deccan Herald that the increase in the pass rates was only marginal and that it is not something the Corporation could have avoided. Strangely, the public announcement was silent on the hike in the pass rates. Santosh Kumar, a student of RBANMS said: "There was no intimation on the hike in rates. I have to come from Kammanahalli all over again tomorrow."

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Regina Vandysheva reacts after winning the 2014 Miss Kazakhstan national beauty

Pakistani theatre artists in India  to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Pakistani theatre artists in India to participate in 'Saanjh: 11th Amritsar-Lahore Peace Festival

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi being felicitated by Chairman of Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Rahul Gandhi meeting supporters at his election rally in Jamshedpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523