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Mangaluru: Commercial complex to come up at KSRTC bus stand - minister Thammanna

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (DC/HB)

Udupi, Aug 11: “A new commercial complex has been planned in front of Mangaluru KSRTC bus stand,” said new state transport minister DC Thammanna during his visit to the city on August 10.

After inspecting the KSRTC bus stand, Thammanna said, “The new commercial complex will help those shop owners who are already running business inside the bus stand. I have directed the concerned officials to look into it,"

“The KSRTC department is planning to introduce 20 new Volvo buses (sleeper coach) in Mangaluru division,” he added.

He also visited many KSRTC buses and listened to the grievances of the passengers. He directed the officials to maintain cleanliness. He also directed to shift the department office to Kuntikana workshop.

Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat also met him and spoke about the problems of old KSRTC bus stand.

KSRTC official Deepak Kumar, Jayashanth, district youth JD(S) president Akshith Suvarna and JD(S) spokes person Sushil Noronha accompanied the minister.

Udupi visit

The minister later also visited Udupi and inspected the ongoing construction work of new KSRTC bus stand near city bus stand. Speaking about the project, he said, “It is a multi- floor project, which will have a bus stand with commercial centres in the building. A tender was called and Rs 30 crore has been sanctioned already. There will be a car parking area and bus stand facilities in the basement. And there will be commercial shops on ground floor and the first floor. There is no shortage of funds. The bus stand will have all the modern facilities.”

Replying to a complaint, RTO is not responding to public grievances, Thammanna said, “We are getting many complaints against RTO department. We will fill all the vacancies soon.”

“There is acute shortage of facilities. There are first division clerks working in RTO department, who are not qualified to do work. We will introduce online system. Everything will come to track soon,” Thammanna said.

“We have planned to construct new bus stands at Byndoor, Kundapur and other places, where there is no KSRTC bus stand. Rs 5 crore has been already released for Kundapur bus stand,” he informed.

“We are looking for a government land in Byndoor for new taluk office building. If the government provides land, we will build it along with commercial shops. It would be a source for revenue generation. If all offices like social welfare development, women and child welfare department, sub-registrar office come under one roof, it would be convenient for the public,” he said.

Regarding CM HD Kumaraswamy’s statement on providing free bus pass for government college students, Thammanna said, “The decision will be taken by government. The KSRTC department is running with loss of Rs 600 crore. Yet we have agreed to give 25% subsidy from the department,”

Yogish Shetty Kaup, district JD(S) president, Anitha Shetty, president, JD(S) women unit, Vasudev Rao and others were present. 

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Does he really mean it? Or told just for the sake of saying something... During his next visit he might tell free chopper service to pick up/ KSRTC passengers.

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  • Anwar, Kallapu,Ullal.

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    First of all there should be a Single Central Bus Stand for both Private and Govt Buses togather....And it should be in Pumpwell.

    Both the Private and Govt busses should be in same que when they run towerds Udupi...

    The final advantage should be to the user public..not ythe govt/private bus company.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Already there is no place for parking of vehicles of public in front of KSRTC bustand at Bijai, Mangaluru. The passengers traveling by KSRTC buses has increased over three decades when it was built. There are already several shopping complex in the vicinity. Karnataka Transport Minister Tammanna wants shopping complex just to fill his pockets irrespective of inconvenience to common public.

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  • Billu, Mlore

    Sat, Aug 11 2018


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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    That land which he is talking about is currently used for parking,
    People are struggling for parking space and this buger is talking about another shopping complex....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    This is called Development ...

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  • Smile, Mlore

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    This is called building city above the city ; for traffic jams, chaos and confusion...

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    What kind of development? The area is already developed with good number of shops, Big Bazar & Saibeen Complex in the vicinity. We need development in rural areas.

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  • Manan shetty, mlore

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Hope your party will open a account in next panchayat election in coastal district .

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  • pavan, mlr

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    what did u party do when yeddy was in power

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