Covid-19: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation to fine staff Rs 500 for not wearing mask | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Two days after a conductor tested positive for coronavirus, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said on Friday it would fine employees who don’t wear a mask on duty. The amount has been set at Rs 500.
“All bus drivers and conductors have been provided with masks, gloves and sanitisers, but there have been complaints that many don’t use them. This puts both employees and passengers at risk. We will book cases against such staffers,” said a senior BMTC official.
The 43-year-old conductor who tested positive is attached to KR Puram bus depot. He is the first BMTC employee to be diagnosed with Covid-19. The conductor reportedly worked till June 5 on the Hebbal-Silk Board and Shivajinagar-Hoodi bus routes. Currently, BMTC runs around 4,800 buses out of its fleet of 6,100, recording a daily ridership of around 10 lakh.
Many BMTC employees are worried about their health as they deal with hundreds of people every day.
BMTC officials said they were taking precautions to safeguard employees and passengers.

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