Mangaluru: City buses elude Nanthoor-Bikkarnakatte-Maroli-Padil route

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 21: It has been about two years since the city buses plying on the State Bank - Nanthoor, Bikkarnakatte, Maroli, Padil and Adyar route. After the lockdown was lifted, buses began to move on other routes but not here. This has created problems for the students and senior citizens.

For about 40 years, five buses were being operated here of route numbers 30, 30 B and 37. But beginning in 2019, the buses stopped their trips one by one and two buses remained at the end. After the lockdown, these buses also stopped plying.

The people are irked with the bus owners who have not been running their buses despite holding permits. They have demanded these buses to be pressed into service immediately. They have urged the district administration to ensure that KSRTC buses between Padil and State Bank stop by this route.

The aggrieved say that there are buses running to Bikkarnakatte, Kaikamba flyover, Pilikula, Neermarga,Vamanjoor etc., on National Highway 75. People going to Maroli, Kombar and Padil have to get down at Bikkarnakatte, walk a distance and hire auto rickshaws. On the other hand, they have to come to Padil via Pumpwell and go to areas around Maroli by auto rickshaws or by foot.

Jayasheela Adyantaya, president of Dakshina Kannada City Bus Owners Association, said that the bus owners do not appear to be in a position to run buses on this route at present. The district administration has asked the buses to surrender their permits to KSRTC if they are unable to operate on this route. He said the decision of the district administration may hold good in this issue.




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  • Ajay, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    One ksrtc bus is running between manglore junction to boloor amruthananadamayi Matt which is going most of the time empty, please divert this route through padil-maroli-nanthhor- mallikatte- St agness-jyothy,bunshostel,PVS,Ladyhill which will be helpfull to factory ployees and Students as well

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  • Abdulrehman Kunil, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    Data based approach is equally important to monitor services and ensure quality. Use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is essential for cities to collect and analyse operational data for performance measurement.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Economies of scale as per the textbook actually works. Few stops, few people, and bus owners do not want to run unprofitable routes and we request KSRTC to run buses and blame politicians for the ills that it faces. KSRTC is one of the finest bus service in entire country......let them be in profits - do not bring them to run losing biz case. This route worked because Adyar connected to these places which at one time connected Maida factory, cashew factory and coffee curing factories and these factories employed manual labor. With or without covid, today that is no true. Jyothi stop to Nanthoor does not take that much time. Commute from Nanthoor to Udupi also does not take that much time. Better look at the realities rather than blindly get behind few people who have rendered themselves not reachable due to beautiful landscape. I would love to live in that valley that Maroli represents and no, I do not want buses being busy there. I will drive myself.

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  • Praveen, Bondel

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    One of the oldest bus route, Mahesh (MYX), BMS buses have served people in this route.

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಬಸ್ಸ್ ಗು tough ರೂಲ್ಸ್ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಇವರಿಗೆ ಬಸ್ stop ಯೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.... ಇವರು ಬಸ್ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಿದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಸ್ stop.... Road ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಇವರಿಗೇನೇ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಕೊಡಬೇಕು. Passanger ಬಸ್ ಹಾಥಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂಡಾ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸ್ತಾರೆ... ಅದೇ ಎಲಿಯಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಇವರು ಬಸ್ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುವಾದಿಲ್ಲ. ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಕಾದರೂ ಇವರು ಬಸ್ stop ಮಾಡುತಾರೆ..... ಟ್ರಾಫಿಕ್ ಜಾಮ್ ನಲ್ಲೂ ಹಾರ್ನ್ ಹಾಕುತಾರೆ. ಕಾಂಪಿಟೇಷನ್ ಸಹ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ..... Bus stop ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಟ್ಟೆ ಪೂಜೆ ಮಾಡಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಸಮಯ ಬೇಕಾದ್ರು ನಿಲ್ಲುತಾರೆ.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    This is the right time to introduce KARTC city buses in those places where this problem started. City buses for students and those passenger who opt buses. Cancel the route licence of those city buses which are not flying on their sanctioned routes.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Abolish the entire private bus mafia. Let the KSRTC take care of the city bus system. Where are the elected representatives, what are they doing? Real suffering for the people of the area.

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  • Satish, Kudla

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Your thoughts are welcome but will ksrtc give jobs to locals and keep the local charms with travellers or import gattada people's who hardly speak native language and abide with local culture ?

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    KSTRC crews are often rude, they don't have a single taste in our culture they think highly of themselves, try to travel between BC ROAD / PUTTUR / DHARMASTHALA - MANGALORE during rush hour and they don't often give stops whenever or wherever you need.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    Everyone is aggrieved including bus owners due to loss, only ksrtc buses can afford to make losses at taxpayers expense.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    and what a national waste there are 3 bus stops built by NHAI on this route now has has turned into a homeless shelter & other activities. similar bus stops built by NHAI is now in ruins near panambur highway, AJ hospital route.

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