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Old December 29th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #521
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I remember like, a year ago, there was a plan to introduce DD buses in Bangalore again in high density route and also introduce new vestibule buses any idea what happened????
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Old December 29th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #522
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double deckers are ruled out as flyovers and trees have come up and these buses find it difficult to find way.

as for vestibules, acquiring new ones are stopped as bmtc drivers hate driving it.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #523
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SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT
BMTC gets safety award
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Bangalore: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation was awarded the ‘Safety Innovation Award 2010’, organized by the Institution of Engineers, Delhi, on Tuesday. The award was received by Syed Zameer Pasha, managing director of BMTC, from Rakesh Mehta, chief secretary, Government of NCT, Delhi.
BMTC is the only transport organization within the country to win this award, owing its success to its innovative management systems, which have brought down the accident rate in the city. This involved intensive training of drivers, transparency in the recruitment process, incentives for safe drivers and training on stress relief management.
only 82 killed by bmtc against mumbai commuter rail's 3000 killed in 2010..
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Old December 30th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #524
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Good to hear but traffic rules awareness can bring down to single digit. (Cannot avoid accidents)
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Old December 31st, 2010, 04:50 AM   #525
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2010: Looking Back

Technology drives BMTC

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Bangalore City, often criticised for its shortcomings in public transport, witnessed marked advancements this year at making travel an easy affair.

Both the Transport Department and the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) saw some notable progress, with the department working towards transparency and accountability, while the latter facilitating easier mobility of passengers.

The Transport Department finally inaugurated its automated driving track, the first in the country, at Mallathahalli in September, after a three-month delay and also digitised all the 216 emission testing centres in the City, towards the end of the year.

The automated track, spread across 2.5 acres and constructed at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore is equipped to test around 600 licence applicants a day.
The tracks (two for two-wheelers and one for four-wheelers) have more than a hundred electronic sensors embedded near curves and speed breakers or road humps which deduct points if the driver errs by hitting the sensor-fitted poles, while negotiating curves or speed breakers.
While, the digitisation of emission centres will help the department keep a clear record and also send reminders to those who have failed to get the test conducted.

The Department undertook a special drive to check the autorickshaw meters, which was welcomed by the public, in addition to educating the school bus operators on the various guidelines to be adhered to.

Internet on buses

The BMTC saw the incorporation of internet facilities in three Volvo buses plying on the airport route and also promised Bangaloreans of such facility in at least 200 buses in the near future. Even though, there were several problems on the technology front, the Corporation went ahead with the tenders exuding confidence about tackling the problems.

Hi-tech buses, construction of traffic and transit management centres and upgradation of bus stands are some of the pro-passenger initiatives of the BMTC. The establishment of Drivers’ Training Centre at Vaddarahalli, Dasapura Hobli have helped the Corporation train drivers in several spheres.

Notably, the Corporation which had gained notoriety for paying penalties to the tune of lakhs of rupees for violating traffic norms, managed to reduce them by over 50 percent this year. It paid only Rs 16 lakh as fine compared to Rs 35 lakh paid in the previous year. Moreover, the BMTC has been receiving good feedback from the customers on the conduct of its personnel.

In order to boost the public transport system in the City, the BMTC has been wooing the people to use buses through its initiative ‘Bus Day.’
The Corporation is actively pursuing the proposal to create a bus rapid system (BRT) corridor from Hebbal to Silk Board Junction considering the competition for space faced by the buses on the City roads.
BMTC Managing Director Syed Zameer Pasha said the BDA has approved the construction of one lane exclusively for BMTC buses on all its flyovers and elevated roads.

The Corporation will introduce common mobility card offering seamless travel within eight months.
The intelligent transport system is an integration of global positioning system (GPS), electronic ticketing machines and other features. The system is the need of the hour for Bangalore, as unlike other metros it is dependent on only one mode of public transportation, said Pasha.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 10:55 PM   #526
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HAL Bus

Bharat, Pls draw the HAL bus whenever you get time, sorry buddy too many requests in your queue. Never got to see this type of bus anywhere, Wish HAL could have preserved atleast one of these buses.






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Old January 1st, 2011, 11:28 AM   #527
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Bharat, Pls draw the HAL bus whenever you get time, sorry buddy too many requests in your queue. Never got to see this type of bus anywhere, Wish HAL could have preserved atleast one of these buses.






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Nice pics. Where did u find? I had never seen or knew about this. Thanks for sharing.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 01:48 PM   #528
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These photos are from HAL Air Museum in Bangalore

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Old January 1st, 2011, 03:23 PM   #529
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Great pix.
those HAL buses are the volvos of the '50's and as contemporary as anything in the world.
i guess indian public transport just went backwards
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Old January 1st, 2011, 03:26 PM   #530
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I have posted old Bangalore photos including the HAL built car/rail in the thread "Indian cities: Photos and videos from the past" here
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Old January 1st, 2011, 04:59 PM   #531
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Happy New Year to All!!!!





Happy 2011!

Yeah I will try those buses soon! They really good even for some of today's buses!
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Old January 1st, 2011, 05:18 PM   #532
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Cool Airavat drawings. We are keeping you very busy.
Happy New Year to all
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Old January 1st, 2011, 09:31 PM   #533
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man , brilliant
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:02 PM   #534
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New volvo 8400 with Euro 4 emission and new front face are running in banglore or not?
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:39 PM   #535
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Yes they are! Donno the routes. Pics were posted before-i think.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 08:54 PM   #536
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^ no, I checked last 4 pages.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:13 AM   #537
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Check the bus transportation thread. They were posted before.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:19 AM   #538
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Check page 20 - here
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http://www.volvobuses.com/bus/india/...roduction.aspx

featured in volvo website itself
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Has increase in fleet eased traffic?
Bangalore, Jan 2, DHNS :

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Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is on a bus buying spree, unmindful of the congested roads of the City.

The City planners and service providers have failed to provide quality bus service. While three major cities in India have adopted Bus Rapid Transit System with dedicated roads for movement of buses, in Bangalore it is private vehicles which monopolise public roads.

Traffic eased?

BMTC claims introduction of 1,000 more buses in its fleet has changed the face of Bangalore’s traffic.

The number of people depending on public transport has increased by 20 per cent, says BMTC Managing Director Syed Zameer Pasha.

However, the Corporation has not conducted a detailed study to show how introduction of more buses eased the traffic.

The Centre for Sustainable Development, an NGO, has taken up a study on the impact of introduction of Volvo (Vayu Vajra) buses to connect Bangalore and BIA. The centre has completed its survey based on interaction with passengers.

The project report is expected to be submitted in the next 10 days.

‘BMTC nets Rs 50 cr profit a year’

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation is one of the few transport corporations in the country making profit. On an average, the corporation makes a profit of Rs 50 crore a year. Its accumulated profit is over Rs 650 crore.

In the last one decade, the corporation is growing gradually. Annually, it added 800-1000 buses to its fleet. It operates 5,843 schedules in a day with 6,122 buses. It covers nearly 12.50 lakh service kilometres a day and earns nearly Rs 23.78 a crore. On any given day, it carries 42 lakh passengers.

Funds flow for purchase of buses

Total project cost – Rs 303.07 cr

Govt of India – Rs 106.07 cr (released Rs 83.33 cr)

Govt of Karnataka – Rs 45.46 cr (released Rs 35.71)

Financial progress (As on Nov end) – Rs 319.83 cr (106 pc)



volvos cost double the tata a/c buses. ridership double that of delhi metro, but ridership X average distance traveled might be more in delhi metro long lines
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