KSRTC bags central govt award for best public transport services

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Transport Corporation has bagged the central government’s award for best public transport services in the country. The union ministry for housing and urban affairs constituted the award. KSRTC has won the award for its ‘City Circular Service’ and ‘Gramavandi’ projects.

‘City Circular Service’ has been selected for the best urban transport award in the category of the city with the best public transport service. While ‘Gramavandi’ has won the best urban transport award under the category of transport planning with the best public participation.

Projects implemented for improving the public transport system across the country were considered for the award.

KSRTC has launched ‘Gramavandi’ service with the cooperation of local self-government institutions. The project is the first of its kind in the country as public, various departments, institutes and individuals are associated with it for public service.

City Circular Service is being implemented in Thiruvananthapuram town after reforming the city services. A total of 66 buses are operated from 7 am to 7 pm under this service. Over 34,000 people are depending this service daily.

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