Double-decker buses thronged Bengaluru city during the 70s and 80s. It was the city’s glory and had been an efficient mode of public transportation. A.V. Surya Sen, Director (IT), Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), giving details on the reintroduction of the buses, said, “Double decker buses are the most efficient way of carrying people in the same place. Previously, BMTC had double-decker and trolley buses. There are products that increase your efficiency and that’s why we are re-introducing it in Bengaluru.”
Speaking on the efficiency of mobility, he said it is an important organ of governance. Be it economics or social empowerment, everything depends on the mobility of the public. “How sustainable and efficient our mobility is where the role of public transport becomes extremely important. We have limited resources, limited infrastructure, and very little funding. So, in that case, the role of BMTC becomes important to judiciously use resources,” he concluded.