Articles by Uma Ranganathan

Uma Ranganathan is an independent businesswoman based in Bengaluru. She is an alumna of Madras Christian College and the Indian School of Business

“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport,” is an interesting remark by Enrique Penalosa, the former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia. Bengaluru needs to inspire a shift in the travel pattern of its citizens - from private transport to public transport. Buses are an awesome way to travel in the city. But we hear that BMTC finds Volvo AC buses unviable, and that the government is even considering taking these off the roads. According to BMTC’s 2017-18 annual report, the state-run corporation had lost around 6.9 lakh daily passengers…

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