Udupi: Twelve buses to offer free service for public for a week from May 25


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, May 23: MLA Raghupathi Bhat said that 12 city buses would be plying from May 25, on six routes for a week on free service. It would be sponsored by Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava Samithi Kadiyali and Aasarae Charitable Trust. They would jointly bear the fuel charges and payment for the drivers.

The 12 busses would be plying in six routes of Udupi city including two buses in Brahmavar region.

Passengers traveling in these buses would not be paying any fare for a week. However, after a week of free service, if the operators want, they can continue the service based on the response of the public.

The buses would be sanitized and all necessary precautionary measures would be taken. Conductor service would be provided by volunteers from Ganeshotsava Samithi, who would also ensure that social distancing and other precautionary measures are taken in the bus.

Udupi City Bus Owners’ Association president Kuilady Suresh Naik said, "As a temporary measure to maintain physical distance between the conductor and the passengers, we are introducing ‘Chalo Card’ for our passengers. This card is rechargeable and can be used until the recharge exhausts. It will ease the process. A machine will be kept in the bus and the passengers have to touch the card to that machine. The conductor will fill up the passengers' destination and ticket will be printed. This card will be valid after the week’s free service. Every passenger will be given this card. Our centres will soon open in different parts of the city for recharge facility."

The buses would operate in the below routes:

1. Malpe - Gardimajal - Santhekatte - Udupi city

2. Alevoor - Korangrapdy - Udupi city - Manipal - DC office - Udupi city - Diana - Alevoor

3. Hoode - Thottam - Malpe - Adi Udupi - Ajjarkad - Udupi city - Manipal - Parkala

4. Sampige Nagara - Kadekar - Ambalpady - Ajjarkad - Udupi city - Manipal - Parkala

5. Pragathi Nagara - Manipal - Udupi - Doddangudde - Perampalli church

6. Kalthur - Santhekatte - Cherkady - Pethri - Brahmavar

7. Hoode - Kemmannu - Santhekatte - Ambagilu - Gundibail - Kalsanka - Udupi city

Raghavendra Kini, Ganeshotsava Samithi, and other office bearers of City Bus Owners’ Association were present.

 

 

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 24 2020

    Hope we will not be charged for sitting in the Bus ...

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  • K Ganesh M Kamath, Udupi

    Sun, May 24 2020

    Too much

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Vikram you are in surathkal not in up. If you are worried so much you can settle in up.

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  • smr, Karkala

    Sat, May 23 2020

    What happened to the KSRTC 12 buses launched in Udupi under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) among 30 JnNURM city buses were allotted to Udupi district?

    When the state government can't pay the salaries to the transport staff, why not government buses are not given first preference to operate that was giving good services with quality transport system?

    Jai Hind

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  • Sandeep Rao, Udupi

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Demand generation! This is need of the hour!! Good idea for people to come out and embrace the new norm..... Excellent work :)

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  • Anonymous, Udupi

    Sat, May 23 2020

    I appreciate the efforts of the concerned people in providing free bus services..People of Udupi district do not want freebies, but regular service to start as many are unable to attend their regular duties.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Please provide detailed guidelines/SOP in advance to avoid mass confusion.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Mangalore MLA should learn from udupi MLA

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  • Vikram (Vikky), Mukka Junction/Suratkal

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Go to Udupi take Malpe Bus via Kadekar see Sun-set in Beach. Take another bus come to Garadi Majal check School/Colleges still there. Reach Santekatte visit Navami Bakery take Bread for morning b/fast have Gad-bad ice-cream near new stall. Reach Mount Rosary Church and Milagres Church. Take again bus of Hoode thru Nejaar..kemmannu..see Hanging Garden near Thimmanna Kudru. Reach in another bus to Santekatte.

    Take one more bus reach Brahmvar take fish return to Ambigulu meet Head Master's son Bakery Owner Matka King Leo. Come to Udupi. Take one more bus to Manipal. View Jerome Dias's Mandvi Apartments colony reach End-Point. Take one more bus reach Parkala get down near Late Gadang Hegde's Boarding. Go and see colony backside in Herga. Come to Udupi. Reach Ambalpady Temple. Go to Bhatt's office and write thanks in register. Also wish mandal members. Next week..sight seeing of mangalpuram. Have nice time during lock-down.

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  • Vikram (Vikky), Mukka Junction/Suratkal

    Sat, May 23 2020

    In Ambalpady please do not miss to see heritage home ( Purana Villa ). Owner not seen from last fifty years. Staying in Delhi...Oscar Fernandes.
    Aapke safar sukhadaya ho.. Dhanyavada..

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Wowwww.....fantastic trip. All the 12 buses are covered in your udupi site seeing?? I liked most in that your advice to visiting Bhat's office...😆😆Anyway reading itself felt like visiting all the places... From hill forest terrain how to reach there at the first stop? Vicky, please correct your dictionary it's MANGALURU not mangalapuram.... 😏

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Send 12 buses to Mangalore.

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  • Vikram (Vikky), Mukka Junction/Suratkal

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Around 1000 buses reached U.P. border. Why kept quiet..

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