Cities Bengaluru: Most BMTC AC buses stay off roads as passenger demand plummets

Prominently, since the time limitations forced during the second Covid-19 wave were loose, the BMTC has been working just 5,000 of its 6,500 non-AC transports because of lower interest.

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has been running just 200 cooled (AC) transports over the most recent couple of months, though the leftover 660 units of its 860-in number AC transport armada have not been worked since the burden of the pandemic-incited lockdown in March last year, sources said.

At the point when inquired as to why every one of the transports are not being placed into administration, a BMTC official said there was not really any interest for the transports on most courses. “During pre-Covid times, these transports used to take into account individuals utilized in the Information Technology area. Be that as it may, as many currently telecommute, there is no interest for these transports,” the BMTC official told indianexpress.com.

The Vayu Vajra transports of the BMTC that work between the Kempegowda International Airport and different pieces of the city continued administrations from July 31 this year.

“Around 58 transports are currently working to and from Kempegowda International Airport,” authorities added.

Vayu Vajra (Volvo AC transports) transports run by the BMTC oblige a few vital areas in Bengaluru. They are likewise one of the most financially savvy ways of arriving at the air terminal. Vayu Vajra transports charge not more than Rs 336 (counting GST) for an excursion to Bengaluru air terminal.

Quite, since the time limitations forced during the second Covid-19 wave were loose, the BMTC has been working just 5,000 of its 6,500 non-AC transports because of lower interest.

Another official said the transports are in great condition as they routinely check and work the transports inside the stops. “The transports are in great condition separated from a couple of issues identified with battery, oil and tires. We are running these transports inside the warehouses for a couple of hours consistently,” the official said.

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