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Indira Sarige to be launched for students and women

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Bengaluru: Transport Minister H M Revanna on Friday announced a new ‘Indira Sarige’ transport service that will ferry students and women at low fares in select parts of Bengaluru.

“Indira Sarige buses will hit the roads soon. We are currently discussing the pros and cons of this scheme,” Revanna told media persons here.
The announcement of the new service, named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi, comes ahead of her birth centenary on November 19. The service will be run by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

With a fleet of more than 6,400 buses, the BMTC presently caters to nearly 50 lakh commuters in Bengaluru daily covering nearly 12 lakh kilometers.

The minister also said that buses that had clocked nine lakh kms will be replaced to improve transport service at district and taluk centres. “We are also mulling reforms in the subsidised bus passes that are issued to students and senior citizens,” Revanna said.

Bus Mithras launched

The transport minister has launched Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) accident relief vehicles – Bus Mithras – here.
The objective of Bus Mithras is to save human lives and to shift injured passengers immediately to nearest hospital. The Accident Relief Fund (ARF) Trust has purchased 45 Bus Mithra vehicles at an estimated cost of Rs 3.52 crore.

Newly launched vehicles will be operating in the following routes:

Bengaluru Central 3, Ramanagara 2, Tumakuru 2, Kolara 2, Chikballapur 2, Mysuru Urban 2, Mysuru Rural 3, Central Line Checking Squad, Bengaluru 5, Chamarajanagara 3, Hassan 2, Chikmagaluru 3, Mangaluru 2, Puttur 3, Davangere 2, Shivamogga 4, Kempegowda Bus Station 2, and Accident Relief Fund Trust, Bengaluru 1.

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