Mini bus feeders for railway stations soon

BANGALORE: Train passengers in the city can hope to reach the railway stations in a more comfortable way.

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) plans to start direct services to the City station and the Yeshwantpur station soon.

“There is a plan to introduce direct buses, but a memorandum of understanding is yet to be signed,” said K S Vishwanath, BMTC chief traffic manager (Operations).

A mini bus feeder service is being run on a trial basis from Majestic Bus Stand to City station free of cost.
The service will become paid one when it is introduced in the city.

The project is awaiting clearance from the Southwestern railways, following which an MoU will be signed, Vishwanath said.
The BMTC already has Volvo bus services to the Bangalore International Airport.

A BMTC official said the mini buses will provide a similar service to the stations.
The passenger traffic handled by the City station everyday is an estimated 1.5 lakh people.
Yeshwantpur station handles about half the number.

There will be seven routes for the buses. The routes will be decided during the signing of the MoU.

BMTC will employ 48 buses, of which 31 will be for Yeshwantpur station, and the remaining 17 will go to City station.

http://expressbuzz.com/cities/bangalore/mini-bus-feeders-for-railway-stations-soon/188585.html

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