Namma Metro, BMTC Have Brought Down Bengalureans’ Office Commute Time By 11 Minutes, Says Study


A study conducted by Bengaluru’s Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) has come to the conclusion that the commuting time has reduced from 40 minutes in 2001 to 29 minutes in 2017. Due credits have been given to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Namma Metro, The Hindu reported.

The study titled ‘Will Bengaluru Become Smart or Liveable?’ was conducted by Kala Seetharam Sridhar, Prof S Manasi, Assistant Prof K C Smitha, N Latha which found that the average cost to travel in public transport on a daily basis is about Rs 34.

The report read, “For ICT workers, the commute time was significantly higher at 40 minutes one way while the average distance was higher at 11 km.”

For the businessmen and women, the commute time was about 19 minutes since their shops were located near their residences.

Due to improving connectivity in Bengaluru, travelling time to offices has come down by 11 minutes. The study was based on a sample of 1,500 households (5,514 persons) in 27 wards in different parts of the city. The exercise was funded by the Indian Council for Social Science Research.