KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation has written to KSRTC Managing Director Anbu Kumar pointing out that conductors are facing a lot of problems in implementing the scheme.
The first Pinarayi government could make only a 40 per cent increase in its own tax collection owing to adverse situations like the floods and the pandemic.
A woman passenger in a bus from Parassala to Neyyattinkara was physically assaulted by the conductor after she did not hear his instruction to shift from her seat to the front.
The Contract Carriage Operators Association has come out against the state government’s position, increasing friction and affecting many travel plans.
Earlier the government protected KSRTC by limiting the stage carriage services of private operators below 140-km distance.
Asked if the free bus scheme was resulting in overcrowding, KSRTC officials said that is not the case, and KSRTC maintains strict maintenance protocol.
On Tuesday evening, Abhishek consumed poison in front of KSRTC officials, including Puttur Division KSRTC Divisional Controller Jayakara Shetty, who was visiting Madikeri.
“Women beneficiaries need to submit their local domicile, and their photo along with other details and with that Shakti cards will be generated. They need not renew it every year,” Reddy said.
They were returning home after visiting the Male Mahadeshwara temple in Chamarajanagar district.
The operators have also planned a package that provides the passengers an opportunity to have the iconic Aranmula sadya.
KSRTC will also launch a trial version of ‘My KSRTC’ for real-time travel information on city circular buses.
KSRTC will also have to find an additional Rs 13 crore for clearing the fuel dues with oil marketing companies, in order to operate additional services during Onam.
The statue, installed 50 years ago at the entrance of the city, was unveiled by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The statue has now been shifted to General Thimayya Museum.
Transport Minister Antony Raju said the delay was due to technical reasons and the distribution would start once the government aid gets credited to KSRTC’s account.
With this move, the KSRTC is aiming to scale up its operations. Officials said that initially, 10 trucks will be added, with 10 more being added subsequently.
Besides this, two buses were plying between Gundlupet to Kalpetta in Wayanad district which is represented in the Lok Sabha by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Setting up a centralized control room at KSRTC headquarters in Bengaluru, run by a professional team, is one such step.”
Balagopal said that there shall be special consideration on the part of the government to address the issues being faced by the management.
While private interstate buses increase the rates, the KSRTC has pressed into service 27 more buses to Bengaluru and six buses to Chennai to meet the Onam rush.
In the recent cabinet meeting, an amount of Rs 30.74 crore was approved for the installation of the panic buttos and real-time vehicle tracking systems.