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Eighty per cent of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) commuters who took part in a survey released on Tuesday stated that the fares are high, while 41% of non-bus users said they will shift to the the public transport utility if the fares are reduced.
If Srinivas Gowda of Mijar, Moodbidri could finish 100 meters in 9.55 seconds, Nishanth Shetty has created a new record by finishing 100 meters in 9.52 seconds. The new record by Shetty was created at a semi-final round at the Soorya – Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venooru in Belthangady taluk on Sunday.
Passengers onboard Ahmedabad-Bengaluru GoAir flight G8 802 had a narrow escape on Tuesday after the right engine of the plane caught fire due to damage during take off. A suspected foreign object is said to have damaged the engine. The airline issued a statement saying that the fire was doused.
For a sportsman being feted for his speed, Kambala star Shrinivas Gowda got a taste of the speed-breaker that is sarkari procedure, and Bengaluru traffic. First, chief minister BS Yediyurappa turned up 15 minutes late for the felicitation at Vidhana Soudha. The government award - a cheque of Rs 3 lakh - was "caught in traffic".
In separate cases, customs officials arrested two passengers who attempted to smuggle gold into the country through Mangalore International Airport on Sunday evening, and seized gold valued over Rs 58.95 lakh from them. The accused are Muhammed Swalih Chappathodi, 22, and Mohammed Nishad Cheruvanassery, 25, both from Malappuram district in Kerala.
Fares of state transport undertakings — BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC — are likely to be hiked to stem losses from rising operational costs. Confirming that discussions along similar lines were on, a senior transport department official said: “Fare revision is inevitable, but we haven’t yet decided if it will be applicable to all corporations or if BMTC will be exempted from it. It’s a policy decision to revise fares.”