I’ve volunteered…



I saw in Citizen Matters that I could volunteer for Bus Day this month:


here’s the announcement

So I’ve registered myself….let’s see what I am asked to do, and what happens! It’s going to be interesting, and I am rather tickled by the concept that "celebrities" cannot take the bus without assistance!








  1. Deepa Mohan says:

    Update: Today I got a call from Girija of BMTC (phone no. 2295 2522) who asked me where (of four locations, including Silk Board, and Electronics City) I’d like to be. Then she told me that East End was also one of the locations, and I have volunteered for that, for the evening shift.

  2. Deepa Mohan says:

    The other two locations were Mekhri Circle and Majestic.

  3. Deepa Mohan says:

    080411 update: Late yesterday, I got an SMS from mobile no. 98865 19061, as follows:

    “Please contact Mr Nithin Hegde at 77609 91012 regarding any clarification about bus day tmrw. Pls inform him you are a non-bmtc volunteer. Regards/bmtc team”.

    Just now, I called the number and spoke to Mr Nithin Hegde, who asked me how I had got his number, who gave it to me (I explained)…and he said “Namge enu gotthilla” (I don’t know anything)….I’ve been calling the mobile no from which the message came, and I am not able to get through.

    I’m probably going to East End by 5pm, see what I can do….

  4. WantToBeAnonymous says:

    I am wondering what happened after 5PM.Request you to continue the post with your Bus Day experience as volunteer. Thanks

  5. Deepa Mohan says:

    Another update: I did go and spend until 6.30pm there; as far as I could see, no VIP or other notable seemed to come to East End! But it was nice to watch the cross-section of people who DO use the buses regularly, and then I walked to Ranga Shankara to see a play.

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