KSRTC to extend its Fleet to interior Rural Areas – Ramalinga Reddy
Udupi: The rural fleet of KSRTC buses will be extended to the interior routes said Minister for Transport Ramalinga Reddy after inaugurating the newly built bus depot of JNURM city service at Nittur.
The demand for hi-tech bus stand in Udupi will be fulfilled, the officials have been directed to draft a conclusive plan for the construction of a new bus stand. The JNURM bus stand will be constructed in a year.
KSRTC has been primarily focussing on the improvisation of its existing fleet and also modernizing bus depots and bus stands. KSRTC has appointed 5846 staff to its fleet and another 4346 new appointments will be made.
The officials are directed to hold public grievance meet once in three months to address the issues of passengers, he added.
Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Affairs said that a truck lay-by-bay was proposed in the newly built depot but after holding series of meetings the land was transferred to the KSRTC. With the efforts of CM Siddaramaiah and the PWD Minister, the 3-acre land belonging to the PWD department has been transferred to KSRTC department for the construction of a new bus stand. The proposal for transferring the PWD land to KSRTC was rejected by the former CM’s but CM Siddaramaiah has cleared the requisite by transferring the land to KSRTC. KSRTC should introduce its fleet to rural areas in Udupi district, he added.
Rajender Kumar Kataria IAS, Managing Director of KSRTC in his keynote address said that amid opposition the KSRTC has launched its city service. If people support KSRTC in the coming days more buses will be added to the city and rural service. KSRTC has trained the drivers and staff and its buses are equipped with modern facilities, he added.
TP President Nalini Pradeep Rao, Udupi Town Development Authority President Narasimha Murthy, President of Minorities Development Corporation MA Gafoor and others were present.