February 4th, 2010 was observed as the first Bus Day here in Bengaluru. And is scheduled/planned to happen every month on the 4th.
What is this Bus Day?
It is a daylong event promoting ‘Public Transport’ in the city of Bengaluru on February 4th, 2010. It is an event calling all the citizens of Bengaluru to use the ‘Public Transport’ on Feb 4th for all their daily commute in the city.
What is so special about bus day?
Bus day is suggested by few enthusiast citizens (members of Praja as well). The idea behind Bus day is to observe the changes which can be brought in the city in following respect · Environment · Traffic Situation · Health of individuals · Perception
Success Story: (experts from DH)
Pollution levels dropped on Bus Day
There is clearly a need for more ‘Bus Days’ in the City as the first such venture by the BMTC on Thursday saw a marked slump in the level of pollutants in the atmosphere.
An analysis of ambient air quality levels before, during and after the ‘Bus Day’ was conducted. The KSPCB mobile laboratory was stationed for eight hours on February 2, February 4 (Bus Day) and February 5. The monitoring was carried out from 10 am to 6 pm on all the days.