DCM Savadi's statement - Bus operators in Mangaluru await official communication


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 23: Deputy chief minister (DCM) Laxaman Savadi, who also happens to be in charge of transport portfolio, has issued a statement about private buses becoming operational in the state from Friday with a 15 percent hike in bus fare. Private bus operators in Dakshina Kannada district however, have decided to run the buses only after they get official communication from the government.

President of Canara Bus Operators Association, Rajavarma Ballal, said that the bus owners had demanded for 15 percent rise in ticket prices. He pointed out that it would not be sufficient if the transport minister gives his nod. "The state government has to issue official notification in this regard.

"The minister had announced about road tax concession for private buses, but notification relating to this announcement has not been issued yet. Therefore, we will operate the buses only after the notification comes out," he clarified.

Because of complete lockdown from 7 pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday, no buses, either private or government, will run on Sunday.

 

 

  

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  • PRAVEEN KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 23 2020

    At least Nurm buses of ksrtc can start on Monday. Will gove some relief .

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  • Jason, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Just looting the common man...
    Even in crises situation...
    Both Govt. & private bus operators have some shame and social responsibility..
    You guys have no empathy nor you show sympathy..
    Such a sad state of affairs..

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  • Nasir, Bajpe

    Sat, May 23 2020

    You people do not have any problem when the Government hikes fuel costs even though the prices for the fuel has gone drastically very low . Only when there is a hike in 15% on the bus fare you have problems.

    Have you ever noticed the prices of fruits and vegetables are out of reach of common people.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Just wondering why the bus owners where crying before? wish we had Buses from KSRTC!!!

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