The number of PU students availing bus passes is 1,05,000.
Over 3.80 lakh students—33,250 from primary schools and 60,000 from secondary schools— avail the facility through BMTC every year.
The cost of the pass will be written on the card,” V Ponnuraj, MD, BMTC said.The BMTC will issue 20,000 cards by the end of July and has received about 55,000 applications from students already.
Students can apply through the website and we’re also making a feature in the app to enable the same facility.
The closed-loop card is a temporary solution until BMRCL, KSRTC, BWSSB and other government agencies also accept payment through one card,” he said.Beg, borrow or steal, but give free bus passes to students’“We don’t know how you’ll arrange funds.
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