Block your calendar for buses on April 8

Be part of the initiative...

Having seen ‘Bus Day’, launched by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) previous year being a success in the garden city, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has extended the ‘day’ to the cultural capital, on April 8.

A first of its kind initiative, it aims at bringing two-wheeler, three-wheeler and four-wheeler users under the ambit of public transport, gradually decongesting the roads off burgeoning traffic day by day, said KSRTC Managing Director Gaurav Gupta.

Chairing an interaction organised to elicit opinions about finding many buyers to the concept, the officer said buses will be operated to four different locations on the day from central bus stand (CBS) to L and T (route numbers 116 and 117), J P Nagar (11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 44), KRS (100 and 104) and Kuvempunagar (53, 61, 63, 71, 82, 84 and 85).

Saying that the ‘day’ will not be restricted to April alone, the officer said it would be conducted once in a month only to exhort the people, especially youths, to board the buses that could help save fuel and make this mode of travel most cost efficient for them.

In a power point presentation, the officer said one bus can be equal to 40 cars, explaining the magnanimity of the grave situation on road.

Tabling their suggestions, Suma Dinesh, an activist urged the organisers to give wide publicity through various medium of communication.

While honorary secretary of NIE-Technology, Koorgalli M Sreepada Rao announced to send student volunteers to take the programme forward. A representative from Infosys Technologies, Hootagalli, said he would lead his team members to travel in buses.

SMS, mail your suggestions

One can SMS suggestions by typing ‘MBD’ to ‘51516’ or mail it to mysorebusday@gmail.com  That apart, students can prepare a questionnaire in getting to know the pulse of the bus users, said Gaurav Gupta following a suggestion from Prof Shakeeb Ur Rehman of JSS Technical Campus.


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