A recent report by Greenpeace India revealed that 79% of bus users favour free bus travel for targeted groups like women and students.
Story so far: Bustling Through Bengaluru, Greenpeace India’s latest report, outlines the challenges of public bus users in the city. The report was released during an event called Reimagining of the Public Bus in Bengaluru, which witnessed a vibrant panel discussion addressing the issues of public transport in the city.
- The survey showed that 79% of the respondents supported free bus travel for more dependent groups like women and students.
- Two-thirds of the respondents revealed that their waiting time has increased during the post-pandemic period.
Need for better services: The survey by Greenpeace India highlighted the shortcomings of bus travel in the city. It reiterated that bus users require accessible, frequent, reliable, safe, and affordable services. 45% of respondents demanded the addition of more buses to the fleet along with updating bus timetables.
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