The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will introduce a two-tier system called the feeder route-trunk route system on a trial basis from July 1 in 21 routes as part of its efforts to improve its services in the city.
The state government submitted an affidavit to this effect to the high court on Tuesday in response to a petition asking to implement the trunk-feeder services to avoid traffic congestion in the city.
N Parameswaran, a senor citizen of Bangalore, had filed an interlocutory application in the high court proposing a two-tier system called the feeder route-trunk route system to be adopted by the BMTC explaining that it would lessen traffic congestion in the city. According to this system, bus points could be divided into peripheral and core areas. The former could become feeder routes and the latter trunk routes.
If there are 10 destination points in a limited area, people can come to a common point by a feeder route, and one trunk route can be operated from there, instead of 10 trunk routes from 10 points. This will increase the frequency of the trunk route service to about 5 to 7 minutes against the present 50 to 90 minutes.