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KSRTC trade unions are opposing the implementation of single-duty system by the management.
The High Court, the other day, asked the department on the number of electric buses to be plied at Sabarimala as the place is an ecologically sensitive zone.
Both of these pose a problem for the common citizen who use the bus as their primary mode of transport to commute for work, education or leisure, he said.
All shops remained closed and functioning of private and government offices was badly affected. Both the LDF and the UDF staged rallies in the morning demanding immediate reduction of fuel prices.
The KSRTC spokesperson said in case of cancellation of bus services, the ticket amounts would be refunded to those who had booked tickets in advance.
In order to reduce the expenses and increase the revenue, the management has cut short the usage of diesel per day,” said CMD Tomin J Thachankary.
The state transport corporations have already submitted a report seeking 18% hike in KSRTC and BMTC bus fares.
The commuters in the district are having a harrowing time after KSRTC cancelled trips due to a shortage of diesel in depot pumps.
All buses heading towards Hassan will begin operations from here, a move likely to benefit more than 20,000 passengers daily.
KSRTC workers unions claim the management plans to remove 2,173 temporary mechanics.
The employees are already suffering as around 24 depots have been submerged due to floods. “There are many employees in KSRTC whose families totally depend on their monthly salary.
KSRTC buses were arranged to Wayanad as per the direction of Transport Minister A K Saseendran. Owing to the huge inflow of water, the shutters of the Kakkayam dam was raised.
The driver noticed the fire in the rear of the bus and immediately stopped the vehicle and alerted the passengers to get down.
The traffic was started after the Irrigation Department removed water from the road which was inundated.
The project was to make use of the services of 3,700 KSRTC buses and all the bus stations across the state for collection and delivery of consignments.