Bengaluru: Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is all set to issue the annual student concessional bus passes to all degree students from 3rd July.
The transport company which issues the annual passes has decided not to revise the fare; it would be beneficial for students using the services on a daily basis as they would not bear the brunt of rising fuel and ticket prices. This year the rates for the college students is Rs 550 for six months, Rs 1000 for 10 months and Rs 1200 for 12 months; for students in professional courses (Post Graduation) the tariff is Rs 675 for six months and Rs 1250 for 12 months.
Concession passes would be issued from 8am to 5pm on all days except general holidays and Sundays. They will be issued till September to avoid inconvenience and overcrowding. Students are required to submit along with the application forms the original fee receipt for the current academic year, ID card issued by the college, two passport size photos, prescribed pass fee and a copy of the Aadhaar Card (if available).
The application forms will be available free of cost at any of the 40 issuing centres including Shantinagar and Shivajinagar bus stations or can be downloaded from the website www.mybmtc.com.
-Akash S Vadanan, I MS COM