Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced that on August 15 free bus service will be made accessible to the general public throughout the City as India celebrates its 75th anniversary of independence.
It has also been agreed to offer free rides to city residents to mark the BMTC’s 25th anniversary.
“On August 15, BMTC turns 25 and we are giving Bengalureans a free ride from any location to any location within the city. We encourage people to join our buses and take advantage of the Independence Day,” the stated the press release on Thursday August 11.
The free service is offered to all BMTC-operated regular, AC and customised Volvo buses. The BMTC also announced that on August 14 at Vidhana Sodha in Bengaluru, 300 electric buses will be made available to the general public. The longest routes in the city will most likely be covered by these 12-meter-long electric buses. According to sources, the city has built fast-charging stations for e buses at a number of places.
The drivers who have avoided collisions throughout will receive medals from the BMTC on August 16. The drivers of the corporation will get a total of 168 gold medals and 2.968 silver medals each. The BMTC also provides free heart examinations for its workers over 45 at Bengaluru’s Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.