ALUVA: The condition of Volvo buses of the KSRTC leaves much to be desired. More than 13 of the 50 Volvo buses are literally defunct and in need of government aid. The glass of 4 buses has cracked and the others have mechanical defects.
“Unless the government adopts the necessary steps to repair them, the situation will worsen,” said TP Venu, district secretary, CITU.
“The broken down vehicles were garnering at least Rs 20,000 per day which puts the losses at around Rs 26,000 loss in a single day. Unless timely repairs are done, the figure will only rise. It’s high time they are repaired,” he said.
“While the private buses runs only on certain long distance routes at night, the KSRTC service is available day and night. The government has a moral obligation to pull the organisation out of the rut. Repair works should be done fast the revenue from the services utilised for the benefit of the KSRTC. We will be holding a dharna to protest against the government apathy,” he said.
Speaking to ‘City Express’, District Transport Officer said, “The payment towards the Volvo company which is responsible for the repair work is pending. More than 10 buses are in the dock because of this.”