Kanakapura Road gets trunk and feeder services

Kanakapura sector revolves around Harohalli and Kaggalipura

February 23, 2014 12:42 am | Updated May 18, 2016 10:19 am IST - Bangalore:

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) on Saturday launched trunk and feeder services on Kanakapura Road with the induction of 21 and 15 buses respectively.

Second of such trunk feeder services after Hosur Road, the Kanakapura sector revolves around Harohalli and Kaggalipura, the two important towns in the region. While the trunk services will run from City Market and Majestic to Harohalli, the feeder services with seven routes crisscross Kanakapura Road at different places, including Kaggalipura.

Minister for Transport and BMTC chairperson Ramalinga Reddy launched the services at Kaggalipura in the presence of Yeshwantpur MLA S.T. Somashekar, MLC Ramachandra Gowda, BMTC Managing Director Anjum Parvez and Directors Kumar Pushkar and G. Ramesh.

While 13 buses are deployed on trunk route between City Market and Harohalli (MKT 5H) to ply at a frequency of 15 minutes; eight buses are deployed between Majestic and Harohalli (KBS 5H) to ply at a frequency of 30 minutes. Fifteen midi buses are deployed on seven feeder routes to operate at a frequency of 30 minutes.

Mr. Parvez told The Hindu that many of the villages now being covered by feeder services had at the most one service a day each and even some had none. The feeder services now connect these villages to the trunk routes — Kanakapura Road as well as Mysore Road — at a frequency of 30 minutes, he said. Here also, people can buy a single ticket for their destination despite changing buses en route.

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