Citizens call MLAs seeking Bus Bhagya

Citizens call MLAs seeking Bus Bhagya

The Citizens for Bengaluru and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike launched the ‘Call your MLA’ campaign to lobby for their ‘Bus Bhagya Beku’ movement seeking more buses and cheaper fares.

Volunteers called 16 of the 28 MLAs in the region seeking their support to realize the demand in the upcoming state budget. The movement wants the government to ‘double the number of buses and halve bus fares’.

As many as 12 MLAs agreed to support this cause and many of them agreed to write to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, urging him to allocate budget for the Bus Bhagya. But three declined to support.

The campaign will continue and the volunteers will reach out to the BBMP corporators. “We will urge all politicians to support this important demand for Bengaluru which will bring immediate relief to lakhs of ordinary citizens that find BMTC bus fares to be unaffordable and ease the traffic congestion that is eating our city alive,” a joint statement from the two forums said.

The volunteers plan to take campaign to slums, colleges and resident welfare associations in the coming days to garner public support.