Monday, July 27, 2009

BMTC passes off concessions to Volvo users

BMTC passes off concessions to Volvo users

July 27th, 2009
By Our Correspondent

Bengaluru, July 26: Only two weeks ago, the state-run BMTC had hiked the fares and bus pass fares for ordinary buses citing a rise in the prices of diesel.
But it has now come out with huge concessions for Volvo bus passengers. Prices of bus passes will be slashed by 14 to 25 per cent in various segments and new two and three month validity passes will be introduced exclusively for Volvo commuters.
According to the new fare chart, the Volvo gold monthly bus pass will now cost Rs 1,500 from the previous Rs 1,750 a slash by 14.28 per cent.
The new passes with two and three months validity will cost Rs 2,800 and 3,900 respectively. According to BMTC officials, the new passes are offered at a concession of up to 20 and 25.71 per cent respectively.
“Concessions are only seasonal. New fare offer closes on August 15,” a senior officer said. The official said: “The corporation has no plans to reduce the daily pass fare.”
BMTC traffic consultant Prof. M.N Shrihari said: “As the Corporation is finding it tough to increase the occupancy rate of Volvo buses, we have come out with this new fare chart. We are offering two and three month validity bus passes exclusively for Volvo commuters at competitive prices to encourage them to use these buses.”
But commuters are not happy with the move. Sharath Gowda, member of BMTC commuter’s forum, said “BMTC officials are promoting the loss making Volvo buses at the cost of ordinary buses. It is disgusting. The government should come out with a clear policy on the issue.”


At Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 5:19:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger pathykv said...

I request the BMTC Commuters Forum, Mr. Sharath Gowda to let me have their address/Ph. no./e-mail as I want to join this Forum.
93421 79182


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