Tracking developments around the entire range of mobility options in the city such as bus, Metro, cab services, auto rickshaws, share taxis etc. Also exploring the functioning and sustainability of the various associated agencies including BMTC, BMRCL, Railways and others.
Amid some complaints that the police are not allowing movement of staff involved in essential services during the lockdown, Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao issued a memo that specified who would be allowed to travel in the city. The police would be giving passes to them, his memo says.
A scenario-based analysis establishes that the increase in average fare of public transportation (here, BMTC) leads to increased private vehicle usage, which means there will be a higher volume of vehicles on the road. This in turn causes congestion, resulting in higher travel time and increased GHG emission.