Bengaluru’s long wait for UMTA to end soon

Bengaluru’s long wait for UMTA to end soon

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on Friday said the government was committed to improving the city’s infrastructure and for this, a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) will soon be announced. UMTA is perceived as an umbrella body that will bring various mobility services under it with an eye on resolving issues like first- and last-mile connectivity.

Presently, in the absence of such an authority, there is poor coordination between various transport agencies — especially between Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

With UMTA in place, a unified ticketing service too could be a reality. Speaking during the panel discussion organised by The New Indian Express and Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) Read More

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