THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is suffering operational loss, but the Government is not viewing it as a loss, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Speaking after flagging off Rajadhani, the ring road service of KSRTC, here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that the government would give all necessary support to the Corporation. The government has initiated various welfare activities for the welfare of the staff. The CM urged the staff to reciprocate in the form of better service to the public. The officials and staff should raise up to the expectation of the public, the Chief Minister said.
Two ‘end-to-end’ services from the capital to Kollam and Kottarakkara were also flagged off at the function. The ‘end-to-end’ services will have no stops midway.
Transport Minister V S Sivakumar, who presided over the function, said that ring road services would be extended to all districts.
Mayor K Chandrika, MLAs M A Wahid and V Sivankutty, KSRTC CMD K G Mohanlal and managing director G Venugopal attended the function.Of the 30 ring road services, 10 were flagged off at the function. Routes of three also services were announced at the function. They are: 1) East Fort - Eanchakkal - Bypass - Kazhakoottam - Pothencode - Venjarammoodu - Vembayam - Palayam - East Fort
2) East Fort - Medical College - Mannanthala - Peroorkada - Vattiyoorkavu - Ilipode - Valiyavila - Karamana - East Fort
3) East Fort - Ambalathara - Beemapally - Valiyathura - Beach - Vettucaud - Veli - All Saints’ College Junction - Kannammoola - Medical College - Kesavadasapuram - Palayam - East Fort.
VSDP Activists Held
Three VSDP activists were held by the police for attempting to disrupt the flag off function of Rajadhani, the ring road service of KSRTC.
The activists who shouted the slogan ‘VSDP zindabad’ advanced towards the Chief Minister when he began his address.
The VSDP workers were allegedly roughed up by some KSRTC staff.