Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, Oct 4: Drivers and conductors of KSRTC buses are disappointed on the auspicious occasion of Ayudha Pooja as the management has given only Rs 100 to decorate each bus with flowers.
A distraught BMTC bus driver said, “The price of flower and fruits has touched sky in the market. One lemon is costing Rs 10. For the garland itself at least Rs 300 to 400 is required. For other items like plantain, ash gourd another Rs 200 to 300 is required. Rs 100 will not fetch even a hand length of flower. We do not ask for thousands of rupees. At least amount required for minimum decoration of the bus should be given.”
In KSRTC depots too, Rs 10,000 is given for 100 buses. KSRTC officials say “Buses will be offered pooja together. Except Bengaluru, the price of flowers is not much. Rs 100 is more than enough.”
BMTC drivers, however, are decorating their buses in a grand manner at Jayanagara, Banashankari and Rajarajeshwari depots.