Private bus

MVD, police book 175 cases against private buses

The Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) and Ernakulam district police jointly booked 175 cases against private buses for violation of traffic rules on Wednesday.

published on : 14th July 2022

Transport minister Antony Raju backs entry of buses from Vypeen into Kochi areas

At the meeting called on the request of MLA K N Unnikrishnan, the minister accepted the report and directed officials to take further action immediately.

published on : 13th July 2022

Private bus, autorickshaw drivers in no mood to keep left, say it’s impossible

While accepting the intention behind the order is to ensure road safety, the drivers say it is impossible to follow the directive on city roads.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Pvt bus operators in Kerala call off strike after CM assures to fulfill their demand

Kerala State Private Bus Operators Federation (KSPBOF), the umbrella organization of bus operators in the state, has been striking with a demand for a fare hike, since March 24.

published on : 27th March 2022

Private bus strike on as govt, owners stick to demands

Earlier, the bus operators’ association alleged the adamant attitude of the minister was the reason why the strike had been continuing. 

published on : 27th March 2022

Private bus strike hits normal life, Kochi Metro ridership increases

The indefinite strike launched by private buses in state affected normal life in the district on Thursday. Nearly 900 private buses kept off the road putting commuters to severe hardships.

published on : 25th March 2022

Private bus strike hits life in rural district

Though the strike didn’t affect passengers inside the city limits, those coming from rural areas struggled.

published on : 25th March 2022

Private bus strike hits commuters, northern Kerala suffers most

In Thiruvananthapuram city, private buses operated services as per the schedule. They decided to stay away from the strike as the KSRTC has a near monopoly in bus permits in the city.

published on : 25th March 2022

Rs 12L fine on 38 buses for flouting norms

Transport officials have booked and imposed penalty worth Rs 12 lakh on 38 private buses for transporting commercial goods without permission.

published on : 18th March 2022

Kerala Minister hints at hiking student bus fare, left blushing after revolt

Reacting to his statement, the student organisation of the ruling CPM itself revolted. The Congress’ KSU also said the minister was challenging the students.

published on : 14th March 2022

Kerala private bus owners demand higher fares, tax waiver

According to the Kerala State Private Bus Operators’ Federation (KPBOF), around 12,500 private buses are operating in the state. 

published on : 2nd February 2022

Fare hike alone may not drive private buses back to city

Operators fear daily collection will dip further if Omicron wave spikes

published on : 24th January 2022

Private bus operators fined Rs 6 lakh by RTA

In a spl drive that began on Jan 7, officials booked over 200 vehicles for flouting norms

published on : 18th January 2022

Private bus operators in Kerala postpone indefinite strike

The committee, which coordinates 12 unions of bus operators held an online meeting on Saturday morning and decided to withdraw the strike considering the steps taken by the government to hike the bus

published on : 18th December 2021

TSRTC tries to cut cost by hiring buses as its own fleet continues to age

This means that the RTC would be paying others instead of enhancing its infrastructure.

published on : 16th December 2021

Private bus owners in Kerala warn of strike if concessional fare for students not hiked

However, the minister is not in favour of a steep hike, even after the Justice M Ramachandran Commission recommended that the minimum concession fare should be Rs 5

published on : 8th December 2021

Watch out for Kochi’s ‘deadly’ private buses

Rash driving by private bus drivers is causing several accidents, including the death of three persons in last two days

published on : 26th November 2021

31-year-old Alana’s death leaves family in peril, was prepping up for Canada

Though they were rushed to a hospital nearby, their lives could not be saved. 

published on : 26th November 2021

Private bus fare to be increased, new rates to be announced later

“The fare will be increased, but we will decide later about when it should happen. The hike will be implemented without putting additional burden on passengers.

published on : 21st November 2021

Driver loses control, private bus hits 13 vehicles

It rams moving car, parked vehicles on Foreshore Rd causing minor injuries to some persons and spreading panic 

published on : 16th November 2021
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