We, Bangaloreans, are in dire need of a proper public transport system in the city. While Bangalore city shuts at 11:30 p.m. the bus service at present shuts at 10 p.m., causing a huge inconvenience for all of us. The buses should run at least till midnight, now that the government is extending Bangalore’s night life to 1 a.m.
Once I was returning home after a dinner with my colleagues. At 10.20 pm I missed the last bus from Brigade Road to Shivaji Nagar. As the auto drivers were demanding exorbitant prices, I decided to walk to the Shivaji Nagar Bus Stand. Despite that I missed the last bus home.
Eventually, I ended up paying Rs.200 to get home in an auto. I felt cheated and I know that many of us face the same problem.
Many cities in India and around the world have 24X7 public transport, which is a lifeline to the cities. It is an essential facility for a city like Bangalore which is now on the world map.
In July 2013, the BMTC had promised to introduce night buses in Bangalore, but it is still not a reality. I’ve written several mails to BMTC so far there has been no response. We need to get together to make this happen.
Join me in asking the MD of BMTC to ensure that the night service buses are started as he promised several months ago.
Sign my petition and forward it to your friends.