As India celebrated 75 years of independence, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Company (BMTC) accomplished 25 years of its inception and provided free rides to all passengers within the state capital Karnataka on Monday. It has been 25 years because the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Company (BMTC) was established and the demand for public transport continues to develop amidst Bengaluru’s every day battle with heavy site visitors congestion.
Messages of assist emerged on Twitter. A Twitter consumer – Siddharth – posted photos of the ‘development’ of BMTC’s bus fleet over time and mentioned, “1997 to 2022 !!! Rigorously transferring to Bangalore!! Years passed by!!! Completely happy Birthday Ho BMTC!!”
“Completely happy Independence Day! Completely happy 25 years of @BMTC_BENGALURU #AzaadiKaAmritMahotsav,” tweeted one other.
BMTC, which carries between 16 lakh and 27 lakh passengers per day, has additionally made journey free for all passengers to have fun India’s 76th Independence Day. Information company PTI quoted a BMTC official as saying that round 27 lakh individuals took the free trip on Monday.
“A gratifying day when it comes to public transport utilization in Bengaluru at this time. The @BMTC_BENGALURU buses and @cpronammametro trains have been packed throughout the day. Unprecedented crowds gathered at bus stops and stations. Expert PT can do wonders for this metropolis,” Shilpa Rao, a volunteer coordinator for the residents of Bengaluru, wrote on Twitter.
“Some persons are experiencing a Volvo bus trip for the primary time, smiling passengers regardless of packed buses, automotive customers touring by bus at this time for a change and plenty of extra. The day ended with the inauguration of the airport bus from Silk Institute to KIA by the IT Director of @BMTC_BENGALURU @SuryaSen,” she mentioned.
On the day many commuters gave up their non-public automobiles to undertake BMTC and Namma Metro, a Twitter consumer Piyush Sharma wrote, “Lastly a day when BMTC was providing free rides, on the crime of driving that day.. .. simply had an exquisite trip in BMTC bus.”
The company additionally enthused residents after launching 300 new electrical buses on Sunday, dedicating it to the “residents of the town”. It additionally recognized 5 bus routes to run these newly launched electrical buses.
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