With 165 awards, KSRTC drives into record book

This is the first time a state transport corporation in the country has entered the Limca Book of Records

Published: 13th January 2017 05:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2017 05:54 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which has so far received 165 international and national awards for its initiatives, has now entered the Limca Book of Records.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Transport Minister R Ramalinga Reddy said, “This is the first time a state transport corporation in the country has entered the Limca Book of Records”.

The Limca Book of Records editor Vijaya Ghose, in the certificate, said, “KSRTC is the most award-winning state transport corporation in the country, as of June 30, 2016. It received 107 international and national recognitions for unique initiatives and good practices within 91 months from 2008-2016. KSRTC is also the only such undertaking to have won the Award of Excellence by Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India, a record six times in a row.”

From May 2013 to January 2017, KSRTC received 102 national and international awards. Rajender Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC, said the corporation has become a model for the rest of the country. “We are coming up with various innovations in the transport sector with the help of technology to benefit our passengers.” He said KSRTC has won the National e-Governance Gold Award (except in 2009-10 when it won silver) since the inception of the award.

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