BANGALORE: To make commuting in buses more comfortable, the Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will soon introduce kitchen and toilet facilities in Volvo buses on long routes. Around 25 buses will be introduced on an experimental basis for three month.
Then based on the success, the services would be extended to all long routes.
Transport and Home Minister R Ashok informed about these buses after launching a website of Sainik Welfare Department.
These Volvos known as Smart Kitchen Buses will have chemical toilets and a small kitchen with a food counter to serve snacks and beverages to the passengers on board.
“For the first time such facilities are being provided in a state-run buses,” Ashok said.
The transport department will also be introducing city bus services in district headquarters. To begin with, the city bus services will be introduced in Gulbarga to see if the service works out for the public, the minister added.
The department is also adding 50 more buses to its fleet of sleeper coaches. To check drunken driving incidents by its drivers, the department has decided to install alcometers in Volvo buses.
The alcometers will be attached to the ignition key and the driver has to blow into meter. If the driver is inebriated, the vehicle will not start.