Commuters worried about bus movement
By Express News Service - BANGALORE:
13th September 2012 10:21 AM
Bhagya, who works at a hospital in Bannerghatta spent 40 minutes at the Majestic bus terminus for a bus back home to Hessarghatta on Wednesday evening.
“On other days, I get a bus in less than ten minutes of arriving here,” said Bhagya, as she kept looking at her watch and at the unusually high number of people waiting for their buses at the city’s largest bus terminus.
“If the buses get off the roads tomorrow, I will not go to work,” she added.
Like Bhagya, thousands of commuters in the city who depend on the BMTC buses were apprehensive about the total withdrawal of city buses from Thursday. Students said they will have to either get their parents to drop the or pay the exorbitant rates to autorickshaws to reach colleges.
Nikita, a BBM student at T John College, who travels daily between Arakere and Gottigere fears that autos are going to shoot up their charges. “It will be difficult for me to spend so much on auto travel,” she stated.
Meanwhile, the BMTC drivers and conductors confirmed their resolutions about having their buses off the roads. Shashi Kumar, a driver, said that he received threats that acid will be thrown at the drivers if they drove their buses on Thursday. “I am not working for sure until our demands are looked into,” he added.
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