Wednesday, December 03, 2008

BIAL Bus Fares Lowered for City Commuters

BMTC's BIAL services had a flat fare structure (Rs. 100 minimum on the BIAS Volvos), making it unviable for city commuters. I've often seen BIAS-7 (towards Koramangala) pass by empty while I waited on double road in the evenings. BMTC has changed the fare structure today, probably prompted by the 5 lakhs in losses they were accumulating every day on the airport schedules. I wonder why it took them so long to figure this out.

You now pay regular Volvo fares if you are using these buses within the city (up to Hebbal). The higher, flat fare structure only applies to airport commuters.

Here's a link to the BIAS routes: http://www.bmtcinfo.com/english/bial.html. I'm looking forward to using BIAS-7 from today.

5 comments:

Aditya Rallan said...

Hi Binu, you can also add btis.in to your BMTC list of websites. Hope people switch to buses and do something for the environment.

Anonymous said...

BIAS-07 route has been extended up till HSR BDA complex now.

binux said...

Aditya: Finally added the BTIS link. The tracking is not very useful at the moment but the route finder interface is better than what's available on the BMTC site.

Anonymous: Thanks for the tip. Have written up about BIAS 7 and 7A route and schedules in another post.

twistedglobe said...

http://twistedglobe.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell if der is.direct bus from silk board to hebbal