Udupi: KSRTC buses may begin to ply on select routes

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 7: As there is a provision to allow public transport in green zones, the deputy commissioner (DC) of the district held a meeting with the officials of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and private bus owners here on Wednesday, May 6.

The deputy commissioner asked the concerned to select routes on which KSRTC buses may start to operate, conduct a survey and file a report. Discussions were held on the issue of running buses to Karkala, Hebri, Kundapur, Malpe, Hoode etc. KSRTC officials expressed readiness to run the buses subject to rules. The deputy commissioner said that only 50 percent of passenger capacity can be accommodated in each bus to maintain social distance.

Udupi KSRTC bus stand

The private bus owners said that the transport industry which is already in doldrums will be further hit because of the rule on carrying 50 percent passengers. They said that they can operate only with a fare hike. But the DC said that the time is not suitable for bus fare hike. Private bus owners sought permission to introduce express buses between Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts like the permission given to start industries. As bus owners failed to agree to conditions imposed by district administration, the bus owners decided to take a final decision after the conclusion of a state level meeting proposed to be held by the bus owners at Bengaluru with the participation of transport minister on Friday. The private bus owners also sought concession in toll charges.

DC G Jagadeesh, district superintendent of police N Vishnuvardhan, regional transport officer Ramakrishna Rai, Canara Bus Operators Association president Rajavarma Ballal, City Bus Owners Association president Kuilady Suresh Nayak and others were present.




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  • Sonia, Belman

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Please start daily interdistrict travel from udupi to mlore,for job purpose.please issue daily pass for workers of essential services like doctors nurses....

    Please have a routine screening policy as a preventive measures.

    How long to sit at home....now all the essential department s in health care is opened....work from home not possible...

    Ready to travel in private veichle....

    Can't afford to stay away from work.....open up twin district travel vd precautions

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  • MIA, Udupi

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Why we need to start busses now? to run under loss and hike tax on middle class?
    Poor gets subsidized ration, school fee , scholar ship , this bagya that bagya what about middle class and NRI ? those who lost job do government has any plan?

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    If everything is open why only Busses are stopped.. ? If there is no danger. .. open everything... If there is danger close everything...

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  • Anil poojary, Pakshikere,mulki,manglore,pin 574146

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Sir i m from bhayandher .i m a hotel worker .i m staying from friends room.my family is my villaje in manglore.i m single hear.but i have face of money and food other many problem pls help me to going to my home village .i hope help me my karnataka state govt.namasthe.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020

    50% passengers means less sales of tickets
    Hike in fuel cost means more expenditures
    So, only KSRTC buses can operate and bear losses.
    Private buses can operate only if following concessions are given:-
    1) Exemptions on all toll gates
    2)Reduced fuel prices
    3)Reduce taxes.
    4)Health cover provided by government to the staff of the buses.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 7 2020

    We want to come back to Normalcy Peacefully ...

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Thu, May 7 2020

    Why are we in such a rush? This is such a tragedy waiting to happen.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, May 7 2020


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