The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has instructed the conductors not to demand ticket fare from students if they go beyond evening hours. The corporation has clarified that student bus passes are valid for 24 hours. However, the bus pass-holders should travel only on the routes mentioned in the pass.
Recently, a student complained to the BMTC about being asked to purchase a ticket saying that student passes are not valid after 7 p.m. In this backdrop, the corporation has given oral instructions to conductors to allow students to travel any time.
An official of the BMTC said: “The control room of the BMTC received a complaint recently alleging that a conductor did not allow a student to travel after 7 p.m. Following this, conductors have been asked to allow pass holders to travel even after evening hours.”