Lockdowns & unlocks have become a part of our new normal since early last year. Karnataka went into another lockdown a couple of months ago. As the number of active covid cases are slowly coming down, the state has begun to unlock in phases.
Currently, we’re in “Unlock 3.0”. Under this stage of the unlock, there will be a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am every day. As of now, the below guidelines are being enforced till 6 am on July 19th.
Here’s what you need to know about Bangalore’s public transportation under Unlock 3.0:
Commuting within the city
- BMTC buses will be functioning at their full seating capacity. Buses will ply between 5 am and 9 pm every day. The number of buses plying will increase or decrease based on the need. Standing in buses will not be allowed, to avoid overcrowding.
- Namma Metro will function from 7 am to 8 pm every day. There will be trains every 5 minutes during peak hours, and every 15 minutes otherwise. As for weekends and holidays, the frequency will increase or decrease as per demand.
Travelling outside the city
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will resume bus services to the state of Kerala from the 12th of July. These buses will operate from Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore and Puttur. If you’re travelling to Karnataka from Kerala, you have to carry a negative covid test report taken within 72 hours of your journey. Plus, if you’ve got even one dose of the vaccine, you must carry your vaccine certificate.
Remember — if you’re heading out, it’s very important to take precautions. We’re still in a pandemic. We must do what we can to protect ourselves & those around us. R Ashoka, Karnataka’s Revenue Minister has warned citizens to follow safety guidelines to avoid going into another lockdown.
Pro Tip: Cut down on your wait time at bus stands & metro stations by planning your commute on the Tummoc app before heading out!
Stay safe, travel safe!