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.
The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) had conducted a meeting with the BBMP officials and instructed them to cancel the license of the shops that do not have 60 per cent of the name board in the state language.
Doddabidarakallu received 110 mm of rainfall on Wednesday night. Chikkabidarakallu, Bagalakunte, Peenya, Jalahalli, Dasarahalli Peenya Industrial area and other areas in North Bengaluru received 140 mm of rainfall.
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.