Life is fast-paced in big cities like Bengaluru, and most of our time is spent in commuting, working, or finishing daily chores. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy to overlook the details of things we see or use every day.
The BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses are one such example of city infrastructure that we have used at least once in our lives. However, how much thought have we put into what goes behind the scenes of this transport facility that has connected far-off places in the city, and without which, thousands of citizens would be unable to commute?
Raisin George, a filmmaker from Bengaluru, is a passionate visual storyteller and his YouTube channel features his narratives, all of which highlight the positivity that bustles through the city among the everyday chaos.
Raisin took to the streets to understand what BMTC means to daily commuters, and what system goes behind setting the routes, frequency, and other functions of the public transport.
He spoke not only to commuters but also to drivers, conductors, and transport authorities to understand the mechanisms of the public transport in Bengaluru.
“Buses are the predominant public transport system in most Indian cities. While other metropolises—Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, and even Hyderabad have multiple transport systems to cater to commuters, Bengaluru’s bus service is the city’s most prominent public transport system. This documentary highlights the various facets of BMTC—the management, the employees, independent organisations, and finally, commuters, who provide their valuable insights,” he says.
Watch the documentary here.