Enjoy free ride on Independence Day on government buses in Bengaluru | Bengaluru


Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Free bus services will be provided for the public across Bengaluru on August 15 as India celebrates 75 years of independence, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced. The decision to give free rides to the people of the city has also been announced to mark 25 years of the BMTC.

On Thursday, the BMTC issued a statement regarding their silver jubilee celebrations. “On August 15, BMTC turns 25 and we offer a free ride to people of Bengaluru from any place to any place in the city. We urge citizens to hop on to our buses and enjoy the Independence Day ride,” it says.

The free service covers all ordinary, AC and special Volvo buses that are run by the BMTC. The move is said to be an advice from Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

The BMTC also announced that they will be offering 300 electric buses to the public which are going to be launched on August 14 at Vidhana Soúdha of Bengaluru. These 12-meter-long electric buses are expected to run between far distanced routes of the city. The fast-charging stations for e buses have also been reportedly set up in a few places in the city.

On August 16, the BMTC will present medals to the drivers who have not been involved in any accidents during their service. A total of 168 gold medals and 2.968 silver medals will be distributed among the drivers of the corporation. For its employees who are above 45 years, the BMTC is also offering free cardiac checkups at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research in Bengaluru.


Close Story

quickread collection icon

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

quickread right arrow


  • Dr Manmohan Singh Chauhan, director, NDRI, Karnal,said that the NDRI was all set to provide all kinds of support to the NDDB. Over the increasing number of cases of lumpy skin disease in the state, he urged the farmers not to panic as sufficient vaccine is available to protect animals from the disease. (HT File Photo)

    NDDB to work with NDRI to take research to farmers

    The National Dairy Development Board has decided to work with the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, to take the research to the farmers, said chairman of the NDDB, Meenesh Shah. “We have decided to work jointly and take the research work further so that farmers can avail the benefits,” said Shah speaking at a programme organised to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Model Dairy Plant of the NDRI.


  • Students of Muslim community during a flag-hoisting ceremony organised as a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign at Bathindi in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)

    ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ drive paves its way to remote areas in J&K

    As a part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, hoisting a Tricolour has become a movement in J&K with several remote areas actively participating in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all citizens to turn the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign into a mass movement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. According to a J&K government spokesperson, from Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K, particularly children, are organising rallies.


  • Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur who also holds the home portfolio, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. (HT File Photo)

    Himachal CM expresses concern over cyber fraud

    Hamirpur’s Badsar MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Friday drew the attention of Himachal government to cybercriminals using obscene video calls to blackmail people. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. Nagrota Bagwan legislator Arun Mehra had said that a heavy machine operator, Vijay Kumar, was prosecuted by a Dubai court. Mehra demanded the government to help Vijay.


  • Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised Speaker Vipin Parmar to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. (HT File Photo)

    HP Speaker authorised to appoint panel for surrogacy board

    Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised the Speaker to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Health minister Rajeev Saizal and technical education minister Ram Lal Markanda presented two resolutions in the House to authorise the Speaker to nominate the members of the two boards.


  • BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ at Karnal. It was carried out under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. (HT Photo)

    Dhankar leads Tiranga Yatra in Karnal, hundreds of BJP workers participate

    BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ at Karnal in which hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated. The Tiranga Yatra was carried out under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. Carrying the Tricolours and banners, participants began the yatra from the Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Hospital’s auditorium and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar.



Source link

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: