Many of you based in Bangalore might be aware of this unique initiative started by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation a few months back in February of 2010. In its third month, this initative has gained considerable momentum in promoting local commuters, motorcyclists and car users to leave their vehicles behind for one day and travel by the city bus to work.
Earmarked for the 4th of every month, this special day is heavily promoted by BMTC and the media to convince daily commuters to travel by bus on this particular day. Extra buses are operated on this day to accommodate the additional passengers who wish to travel. Local celebrities and few company MD’s have also boarded a bus on this day and are happy with the service.
BMTC launches BIG 10: Apart from this, BMTC has been trying out new initiatives to enthuse commuters to use the bus and has introduced the BIG 10 or the G series of special service. 10 major arterial roads (Big-10) have been identified as high density traffic corridors with dedicated point-to-point Bus Services, both A/C and non-A/C buses. These buses ply from all corners of the city right to the city centre. For ex: G2 goes from Electronic City right upto Brigade Rd and similarly another route connects Bannerghatta National Park to Brigade Rd.
So the next time you wish to travel around Bangalore, you might want to take the bus since its cheaper, safer and less hassle free unlike our auto rikshaw.