Mangaluru-Bengaluru KSRTC bus drivers suffer due to non-availability of food


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 21: A KSRTC bus driver has explained his plight and said that he feels drowsy while driving as he is not getting food between a long distance of Mangaluru to Bengaluru.

Due to the lockdown and reduced business, hoteliers are not keeping the usual hotels open, where the drivers and passengers used to have food. This is causing issues to drivers who have BP and diabetes.

The drivers have to report to the bus stand early in the morning and they have to drop the passengers to their destination by 7 pm. Though there are many depots on the way, the management of KSRTC has not made any arrangements. Due to non-availability of food, the drivers are complaining that they are not able to have a clear vision.

One of the drivers said, "I am fed up with just two days of driving as food is not available. In the KSRTC bus stand of Mangaluru, there is no proper arrangement of even drinking water. The canteen in KSRTC bus stand in Mangaluru is not functioning. Outside hotels charge exorbitant rates. If we eat at starting point, then we can expect food only at end point, which has made our life miserable."

The drivers are saying that the government has to make arrangements for them for food and water. Only if our health is okay, the passengers we carry in the bus will be safe. But now due to non-availability of food, driving has become a nightmare.

  

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Shame on KSRTC. Charge Rs. 10 extra on each passengers and arrange for Drivers food.

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  • shabarish, Sarjapura Hobli Anekal Taluk

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Even passangers can eat biscuits etc etc,,, but driver can't eat anything while driving,,, please I request KSRTC officials to provide safety measures and food for drivers,,, they left homes and working for public,,so we need to respect them

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  • Anoop n murthy, Yelankha new town

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Why not to give them or arrange them food and water for them they are our great workers during this lockdown leave house and family and come nd work for organizing the people to reach them safely money is not everything they can't eat money and live provoid food for drivers even they can't buy food also in this lockdown periods please @KSRTC OFFICIALS please help them to be reached with food else if some thing happens to pilot sir who will be able to take care rest of the persons in that vehicle please take care of this issues before it's too late please provide them all food and water understand this point

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  • Prasanna Rao k v, Raichur

    Fri, May 22 2020

    This is problem for all drivers who drives Long routes without food. This will affect passengers also. KSRTC should arrange food packets at origion point.

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