According to BMTC officials, an increase of 1.5 lakh in daily ridership is expected once the entire bus priority lane is operational. At present, nearly 3.5 lakh commuters rely on public transport in Bengaluru.
Karnataka deputy CM Laxman Savadi, who inspected the areas on Wednesday, directed BBMP officials to build bus shelters and to provide the necessary infrastructure to ensure passengers of a smooth commute along the proposed dedicated bus lanes in Bengaluru.
According to the Bengaluru City Police, the areas to be affected include National College, PMK Road, Vani Vilas, JC Road, Town Hall, Mysore Bank Circle, Kalidasa Road, Freedom Park and surrounding areas.
The procession will be taken out on Hosur Road, from Johnson Market to Elgin Flour Mill. Hence, the movement of all types of Vehicles is prohibited from 11 am to 6.30 pm, according to an advisory issued by Bengaluru City Traffic Police
Most traffic violators in Bengaluru were caught for not wearing helmets while riding and for using phones while driving during the first 6 days since the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 from September 4.