Press note regarding fare hike

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation : : Bangalore Press Note BMTC is operating 6,514 schedules with 83,648, trips within the city/sub urban limits every day. On an average 52 lakh commuters travel in BMTC buses per day. It is the motto of the BMTC to provide efficient service to the travelling public. In view of increase in diesel prices every month at the rate of Rs.0.60 per liter by the Government of India, the BMTC is experiencing high cost of operation. In order to cope up with the cost of daily operation, the following points are brought to the notice of the travelling public for information :- 1. The travelling distance per stage in BMTC buses, is only 2 kms. The stage details of the route/schedule are available with the conductor. The passengers are requested to purchase the valid ticket prior to arrival of stage 2. The passengers are requested to pay the legal fare & demand tickets/pass from the conductors. 3. Travelling without tickets/day pass/monthly pass in BMTC buses, is an offence. The ticketless traveler is liable to pay 10 times of legal fare (legal fare will be fare from the originating point to the point where traveler without ticket or pass was caught) or Rs.500/- whichever is less as per Section 178 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988. 4. To curb pilferage & to maximize traffic revenue the BMTC has decided to conduct massive drive on checking of buses under the supervision of officers by deploying more than 40 batches in each day. Therefore, the passengers are requested to co-operate with the checking staff & to travel in BMTC buses, with valid ticket/day pass/monthly pass & produce the same on demand made by the checking staff during the course of checking. In case of complaints use our help line number 155220/ -sd/- Date:04.02.2014 Managing Director