Airbags do not save lives of children sitting in front seat

India has no law prohibiting kids sitting in front By Suryash Kumar Front-seat airbags were made mandatory in 2021, but the potential danger for children below 12 years travelling in the front seat has been ignored. During crashes, seatbelts cannot hold children to the seat properly. An inflating airbag can pose great threat to their […]

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Students, govt bus corporations blame each other for accidents

‘Make campus of BU a no-go area for buses’ By Yukta Mudgal In October 2022, two persons died in accidents involving buses of state-run corporations. An MSc student died nearly two weeks after she was run over while she was trying to board a BMTC bus. Another woman died after being hit by a KSRTC […]

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Passengers forced to wait as conductors do not issue tickets in moving BMTC buses

People have to face lots of problem because of this. BMTC buses wait 15-20 minutes every day at the bus stop near the Baiyappanahalli Metro station to allow conductors to issue tickets. The conductors say they don’t have enough time to issue tickets in moving buses. Vasanth Ramu, a commuter, said: “From my house to […]

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Cams on BMTC buses to record bus lane violations

Nissim Jacob The BMTC will introduce cameras on some of its buses to catch private vehicles using bus priority lanes, as well as to record traffic violations, the corporation has announced. BMTC PRO Deepak N. informed The Observer that 40-50 buses, both AC and non-AC, will use such cameras. Unlike cameras which record the scene […]

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50 more railway stations to get baby-feeding centres

A baby-feeding centre has been opened at the Majestic railway station’s AC waiting room. Covered with thick curtains, the centre has two wooden stools for lactating women to sit comfortably and feed their children. “We have installed the Corner Baby-feeding Centre as a pilot project at the Majestic station. We will soon implement such centres […]

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Women think driving heavy vehicles is tough

They choose to be conductors Under the Nirbhaya scheme, BMTC had announced more women would be trained to drive heavy passenger vehicles, but presently the corporation has only one woman driver. BMTC PRO Deepak N informed The Observer that there arent many women drivers because driving a bus is considered tough. There are six or […]

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Koramangala residents want Metro, BMRCL says not possible

Citizens say that a metro line is needed to decongest the area Residents of Koramangala want the Ejipura-Koramangala elevated corridor replaced with the Metro line from Baiyappanahalli to Silk Board to decongest the area. But officials say it is not possible to do so. “We’re trying to connect all the possible places in the city […]

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