bmtc: Weekend borders: Bmtc buses only for essential services | Bangalore News


BENGALURU: Due to the weekend curfew, BMTC and Namma Metro will only operate limited services on Saturdays and Sundays.
The weekend curfew is from Friday 10 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m. BMTC officials said services to the public would be suspended on weekends. However, BMTC will operate skeletal services for personnel engaged in essential services during these days. Vayu Vajra AC airport services will also be operated at a lower frequency.
BMTC will operate 10% of essential services in the city, excluding containment zones, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
“Passengers without face masks are not allowed to travel. They must maintain social distancing when getting on / off buses and follow the queue system. If all seats are occupied on the bus, they should not get on the bus and wait for the next one. Those who suffer from fever and other illnesses should refrain from traveling, ”he said.
Meanwhile, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) will operate its services from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends at a frequency of 20 minutes. “On weekends, metro services will start at 8 am from the terminal stations (Nagasandra, Silk Institute, Kengeri and Byappanahalli) and will run until 9 pm. The last service will be at 9 pm from the terminal stations, ”a statement said.
During the week (Monday to Thursday), services will be available as usual from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. from the terminals with reduced frequency during the last hour. However, on Friday train services will be closed one hour earlier (at 10 p.m.) instead of 11 p.m.
Meanwhile, KSRTC decided to operate demand-driven on weekends. Passengers traveling to Karnataka from Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa will be required to carry a negative RT-PCR report regardless of their vaccination status.


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