BMTC buses restart today but only 10% of staff fully vaccinated

Monday, 21 Jun, 7.52 am
Chiranjeevi Kulkarni,

A day before the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus services restart after two months, gaps in the vaccination of drivers and conductors have emerged as a big concern.

Only 10% of the employees in theBMTC and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have received the second dose of the Covid vaccine.

'We took the vaccination to the depot level and covered most of the employees with the first dose. But the government's new decision to increase the gap for the second dose means they have to wait for one or two months to get the booster shot,' an official said.