The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced a flat rental system to help economically weaker passengers buy tickets from conductors. The move comes just days after BMTC came under fire for forcing passengers to buy a Rs 70 daily pass for short-distance travel.
Bus fare from 500 rupees
According to the new fare list, passengers will be able to travel up to 2 km with Rs 500, while a journey of 4 km will cost Rs 10 5, fare will be Rs 20 and for 15 to 40 km it will be Rs 25.
This rent Method 2 will take effect from 26 May and will see the issue of reducing bus contact during travel during the coronavirus epidemic.
The transport corporation had earlier demanded daily as well as weekly passes for passengers instead of issuing tickets to promote non-contact tickets. The corporation has introduced a new ‘flat-rent’ system as charges on passes are not objectionable to the general public.
A statement from the BMTC said, “The proposal was sent to the government to introduce a flat rental system in response to public demand and it was approved and preparations are underway to make it effective from May 26,” the BMTC said in a statement.
The BBPV welcomes the decision
Bangalore Bus Standers (BBPV), a community forum for city bus commuters, welcomed the new decision and said it would help provide immediate relief to a large section of those deprived or burdened by daily expenses. Exchange Due to the daily pass system of Rs.
“The new fare structure, multiplied by 5, will reduce the cash exchange between conductors and passengers because it is easier for more people to make appropriate changes for this number,” read the BBPV statement.
New rental schemes have been launched to provide relaxation services during the lockdown and further decisions on whether to continue these services will be taken later.
Passengers are compulsorily requested to wear masks and maintain personal hygiene while on the bus, according to a statement issued by BMTC.