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‘Allocate Rs 1,000 Cr to BMTC in budget’

BMTC proposes 20 hike in bus fare after lockdown
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Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike, a public transportation advocacy group, has started an online petition on the demanding the State government allocate Rs. 1,000 Crore to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in the budget.

They also called for reducing BMTC fees, free bus travel for women, transgenders, and senior citizens, a free student bus pass for city travel, and more bus routes or schedules in underserved areas.

The petition stated that BMTC is the most expensive city bus service in the country. A significant reduction in bus fares will provide common people the essential support needed to access economic opportunities and improve their lives.

It also mentioned that students are dropping out of education. “Even families with two earning members are struggling to meet basic needs or care for elders. Single woman-headed households are left with very little for other needs after spending on travel. HIV and terminally ill patients from vulnerable sections are finding it difficult to get essential medical care,” read the petition.

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