List of questions For BMTC project

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Before taking the BMTC project forward we should have a list of queries ready. A list of questions for BMTC RTIs are given below.  Lets finalize the list and get going.

Query Why do we need this data? Filed By Filed On Comments
A. Fleet Details - General
A.1 Total number of Buses that are currently under operation        5441
A.2 Total Number of buses that are used for regular schedule        
A.3 Total number of buses available and used for non-regular schedule like daily contract to private companies, special Sevices, etc.        
A.4 What are the different Categories of buses operated by BATCH (Vera, Pushpin…)?       Pushpak
Parisara Vahini
Vayuvajra and Survarna
Red Board
Black Board
A.5 Number of buses in each of these categories?        
A.6 Total number of buses tracked by GPS systems.        
A.7 Average age of buses (category wise)        
A.8 Average running cost (category wise).        
A.9 Average mileage of the vehicles (category wise).        
A.10 Monthly wise fuel expenditure for the last 24 months.        
B. Fleet Details - Maintenance        
B.1 Number of buses on regular maintenance (category wise?) on daily and monthly Basis        
B.2 Average maintenance cost per Bus in each category.        
B.3 Average time taken for the maintenance of each bus        
  Average turn around time for each Bus        
B.4 Annual Budget for Maintennance        
C. Fleet Details - Breakdowns        
C.1 Average number of breakdowns        2153
C.2 In last 3 years, average cost of all the breakdowns        
C.3 Top 10 causes of the Breakdowns        
C.4 Average cost of each of the breakdowns        
C.5 Average Turn around time for repairs and breakdowns        
D. Staffing Details
C.1 Total number of the Employees at BMTC - Both Permanent and Temporary        20473
C.2 List of all Employee cadre with designations and number of elpmoyees in each cadre, including management personnel upto CMD.        
C.3 Total number drivers cum conductors (in some buses the driver himself issues the tickets - horrible idea - holds up the traffic unnecessarily - additional pressure on drivers).        Drivers (7489)
conductors (5775)
Driver / Conductors (3610)
Maintenance staff (2107)
administrative staff and others (1492)
D. Training and Safety Education        
D.1 Details of all the training programs (to whom the training program targeted, number of attendees, duration of the training) conducted for the staff during the last financial year.        
D.2 Total expenditure incurred on the bove training        
D.3 Total number of safefty awareness program or training sessions conducted in last one yearbove training        
D.4 Total expenditure incurred on the above safety awareness training session.        
D.5 Does BMTC have any process or procedure to evaluate the drivers, conductors for their physical fitness and skill set to operate the buses.        
D.6 Copy of training manual and safety instructions        
E. Revenue and Expenditure Details (including earnings from non transportation operations)
E.1 Audited balance sheet for the last financial year.        
E.2 Total Monthly revenues        
E.3 Total Monthly Expenditure        
E.4 Total revenue earned by each category of the Bus Service like VV, KS< BIG-10, ..etc        
E.5 Total # of monthly passed issued and the revenues generated from these monthly passes (category wise for the last 12 months - there are different categories of passes).        2.36 lakhs passes in total
E.6 Total # of daily passed issued and the revenues generated from these daily passes (category wise for the last 12 months - there are different categories of passes).        1.82 lakhs passes daily
E.7 Total revenues generated from advertising (on buses, in BMTC operated bus stations, etc).        
E.8 Total ridership and revenue earned on top 10 longest routes        
E.9 Total ridership and revenue earned on circular routes        
F. Contract Service to private companies.
F.1 Number of buses used for private company (IT Parks) transportation (Name of company/IT park, number of buses, total number of trips operated daily, number of buses deployed - category wise).        
F.2 Total number of buses that are dedicated for the Contract service to private companies.        
F.3 Total number of Regular schedule buses that are used for the Contract service to private companies.        
F.4 Most common timings during which these services are run.        
F.5 List of all the routes/areas that these service covers        
F.6 Total revenues earned from these servcies (montly wise for the last 12 months).        
F.7 Total ridership in this buses in each trip - Morning, Evening trips.        
F.8 Yearly growth in the number of buses deployed for these service over the past 5 years.        
F.9 Total number of Vayu Vajras operating.        69 Vayuvajra and Suvarna
F.10 Average monthly revenues generated from Vayu Vajra service (data for last 6 months).        
F.11 Average monthly running and mainteance cost of Vayu Vajras (data for last 6 months). What is the estimated revenue per month needed to breakeven on the Vayu Vajra services.        
G. Planning and Schedule        
G.1 Total number of routes operated by BMTC, parameters used while evaluating these, scope for improving the system, initiatives taken in this direction        5247 schedules
G.2 Process of adding or approving new routes.  For last ten routes added, details of the process followed along with the justification or reasons.        
G.3 Routing models practised at BMTC - Is this done in consultation with a planning body, if not how is this currently managed?        
G.4 Time management while conducting day to day operations. Are the authorities strict about adherence to schedules. If yes, how and by whom are these managed and monitored?        
G.5 Process followed for numbering new routes        
H. Bus Stops        
H.1 Last ten bus shelters moved or shifted by BMTC or BBMP, what were the grounds for moving them.        
H.2 What is process or procedure followed in adding a new Bus stop.        
I. Accidents and insurance        
  Bus to accident ratio.        No. of Accidents: 462
Rate of Accidents/Lakh Kms.: 0.15
I.1 Route to accident ratio, and the route with most accidents.        
I.2 Total amount paid by BMTC towards insurancing its buses        
I.3 Number of insurance claims filed by BMTC per month        
I.4 # of incidents in which action is taken against BMTC staff for the accidents or public complaint.        
J. Misscellaneous
J.1 Details of all BMTC owned/operated property lent/leased to non BMTC entities (name and address to whom the property has been lent/leased, location, area, annual rent/lease).        
J.2 Details of revenues generated from BMTC owned/operated/leased parking areas (including details of location, parking area, parking contractor, lease details).        



Lot of information is available on BMTC website!

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 Great going. Thanks for posting the info. I just noticed that BMTC has lot of information available on their site. Few weeks back even I had seen the audited financial results. It will be a good attempt to go thru them as well and see if they are heading in right direction.

 Administrative report is available on:

 Various BMTC studies are available @



Links on Home page!

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 There are number of links on Main page listing various new services that are now in operation. My cursory scanning of the Volvo service tells me that there are number of routes that can be merged into one and increase the frequency. I will go through them and list the redundancy.

Old data

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Syed, The administrative report also contains audited financial data, but it is not the latest report - it is for the year 2006-2007. The Study on BMTC looks interesting - will go through a post a summary of that report soon. It will be interesting to actually check if BMTC has implemented any of the suggestions stated in the report.

should get the latest report

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Rithesh is right, I checked that pdf and I compared few of the data and found that nothing matches. For example the number of depots or buses in the report and on the site are different. I think we should get hold of the latest administrative report.

exhaustive list

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Excellent job, Manjari and team! The list is as exhaustive as it can possibly be. If BMTC genuinely attempts to answer these queries, I expect, the learnings will indeed be valuable for them.

We need to strategise as to how to move forward, may be over a meeting of this group.

Muralidhar Rao

Muralidhar Rao

Time of the last trip.

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Do we have any information about the closing time of BMTC buses?
Are there any services which ply late night or 24 hours?


Time of last trip

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From what I know BMTC operate from around 4:30am to 10pm.
Whereas the BIAL are 24 hrs. comment guidelines

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