Senior citizens and those with poor vision are struggling to board the right MTC Buses as most of the buses bear only two route boards- one in the front and one at the rear. The route number plates are not present in the sides above the footboard of the buses anymore.
Commuters find it stressful either seeking help from strangers or running back and forth to confirm the bus route number.
Most of the MTC Buses do not have the provision for number board on the side above the doorway. Only a few batches of deluxe buses were released with this provision.
This seems to be a recurring request from commuters and MTC authorities are considering introducing the sideways number boards for new buses.