Bengaluru : Transport Minister H M Revanna on Friday announced a new ‘Indira Sarige’ transport service that will ferry students and women at low fares in select parts of Bengaluru.
Speaking to reporters minister said Indira Sarige buses will hit the roads soon. We are currently discussing the pros and cons of this scheme.
The announcement of the new service, named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi, comes ahead of her birth centenary on November 19. The service will be run by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).
With a fleet of more than 6,400 buses, the BMTC presently caters to nearly 50 lakh commuters in Bengaluru daily covering nearly 12 lakh kilometers.
The minister also said that buses that had clocked nine lakh kms will be replaced to improve transport service at district and taluk centres.