Survey on creating safer public transport system for Bengaluru post lockdown

A BMTC bus on Bengaluru roads. Pic: Ramesh NG/CC BY 2.0

Public transport systems are essential services to provide mobility in cities. However, in the current COVID-19 situation public transport will pose a certain risk due to a large number of people in a confined space with limited ventilation, no access control to identify potentially sick persons and many common surfaces to touched such as ticket machines, handrails, doorknobs to name a few.

Life in times of COVID-19 has changed drastically. The pandemic has brought many changes in the way we live our lives and the habits we form, and soon it will also change the way we travel.

Crowded buses, long queues, and confined space with limited ventilation are worrisome. Commuting in public transport won’t be the same again and is a matter of great concern to many. There is a need to understand and imagine how our public transport with function after the lockdown is over.

B.PAC is conducting a survey to understand what precautionary measures are being undertaken by public transport operators such as BMTC, BMRCL, KSRTC, SWR to make the commute for Bengalureans safe.

You can take the survey by visiting this link:

Kindly take a few minutes to fill this survey. Your responses and feedback matter. The survey is open till May 10, 2020.

[This article is based on a press release from Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), and has been published with minimal edits]

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