BANGALORE: After being the pioneer in introducing various customer friendly measures, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) may introduce internet usage facilities through Wireless Technology or Wifi for passengers on its premium services.
According to sources in the KSRTC, the corporation is in the last stages of finalising a service provider for the services and are currently negotiating with two companies, who have shown interest. “We are in the process of gathering data and will be taking a decision soon,” said a senior official referring to the process of mapping customer profiles and usage across various sectors.
He added that KSRTC was also looking at placing individual television screens in the buses aided with satellite television accessibility. However, whether to provide the services free or to charge extra remains a question.”
Charging separately can be a hassle of course, it currently makes more sense to absorb the costs as they will not be staggering,” another official added. KSRTC may include the service cost as an optional item in the ticket price at the time of booking. Also hinting at further plans of introducing new buses, the official added that KSRTC was considering the concept of buses which would include pantry and toilet facilities. Such buses are already operational in the Bangalore - Chennai sector but are currently considered expensive by many regular travellers.