BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will operate nearly 1,300 extra buses on September 2 and 5 to clear the rush during Gowri-Ganesha festival.
A KSRTC release said, special buses will be operated from the Kempe Gowda bus station in Bengaluru to Dharmastala, Kukke Subramanya, Shivamogga, Hassan, Mangaluru, Kundapura, Sringeri, Horanadu, Davangere, Hubballi, Dharwad, Belgavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Koppal, Yadgir, Bidar, Tirupati and other places. Special buses to Mysuru, Hunsur, Piriyapatna, Virajpet, Kushalanagar and Madikeri route would be operated from Mysuru Road bus-station.
All premium special buses will be operated from Shanthinagar Bus Station to Madurai, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupathi, Vijaywada, Hyderabad and other places in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Special buses will be operated from Vijayanagar, J P Nagar, Jayanagar 4th and 9th Blocks, Jalahalli Cross, Navrang (Rajajingar), Malleswaram 18th Cross, and Kengeri Satellite Town to Shivamogga, Davangere, Tirupathi, Mangaluru, Kundapur, Shringeri, Horanadu, Kukke Subramanya, Dharmastala.
For passengers who have advanced reservation, special buses would be operated from Mysuru Road bus station towards Hubbali, Dharwad, Belgavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi and Karwar, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Raichur, Hospet, Koppal, Yadgir, Bidar and other places.
Facility to book computerised reservation tickets in advance for the special bus have been provided. Passengers can book online tickets by visiting www.ksrtc.in.
Advanced reservation of tickets in KSRTC buses can be booked though 171 counters in Bengaluru City, 17 counters in Mysuru, 35 counters in Mangaluru and other 230 computerised reservation counters of KSRTC located at other places in Karnataka.
KSRTC will offer five per cent discount if four or more passengers book tickets in a single ticket and a discount of 10 per cent will be offered on the return journey ticket if onward and downward journey tickets are booked simultaneously.
Passengers can also book reserve tickets in advance through booking counters established by KSRTC at important cities in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Goa.
KSRTC has also provided the details of the special operations such as place and timing of departure in the computerised advance reservation network and on its website. Special buses will also be operated from taluk bus-stands in the jurisdiction of the KSRTC based on the traffic needs, the release adds.