All trade unions in KSRTC, except the BJP-affiliated BMS, took part in the strike.
Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, affiliated to the BJP, did not participate in the strike. The shops also remained open as the merchants’ associations stayed away from the protest.
Of the injured, condition of two were serious.
The corporation is reeling under a financial crisis owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and Namma Cargo aims to generate more revenue.
The KSRTC has signed an MoU with the Indian Oil Corporation to allow public access to it petrol pumps to be set up in 67 bus stations.
To attract more passengers, the KSRTC has reduced the bus fares of premium services such as inter-state and inter-city AC low floor buses.
The KSRTC unit is still perplexed by the incident that came to light when the driver came in the morning to start the trip on the Venad ordinary bus.
The corporation ran 8,695 buses and handled 30 lakh passengers per day in 2019.
Presently, almost all fast passenger buses reaching Thampanoor through National Highway and MC Road take PMG-Bakery Jn-Panavila route.
There will be 21 bus services in the morning and evening from various depots, said a statement from KSRTC.
A 31-year-old man and his would-be were killed when their two-wheeler was rearended by a KSRTC bus on the MC Road at Perumthuruthy in Tiruvalla on Friday evening.
When the driver slightly swerved to the right to avoid hitting a cow which suddenly jumped on the road, three persons riding on a bike coming from the opposite direction were hit by the bus
The management has taken ad hoc measures to pool drivers from other districts on working arrangement for 30 days to address the issue.
The application which is available on Android and iOS platforms provides a facility to book tickets even without logging in and is a handy option for long-distance commuters.
The unions had opposed the reform measures announced recently.