KSRTC eyes Rs 10 cr daily revenue; to operate more buses in rush hours

Anil Mukunneri

Representative Image: KSRTC buses | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kollam: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will experiment with new methods to raise the daily revenue to Rs 10 cr. As part of the efforts, bus services that were stalled will resume operations soon.

The duty schedule of staff will also be revised as part of the experiment.

The services will be rescheduled based on rush hours and the demand of passengers. A special committee including unit heads and labour union leaders will be formed for this purpose. This committee will summon meetings to address issues of the employees and passengers and reschedule duty.

Earlier, KSRTC revised the duty schedule while resuming services after the COVID-19 outbreak.

New services will begin from each depot to increase revenue. Depot authority will ensure availability of employees and buses for the service. Cancellation of bus service due to shortage of staff will be avoided. All profitable services will be operated on time without fail.

KSRTC will give priority to operate more services during rush hours. City circular services will be extended to 6 cities across the state. The staff will be redeployed for this purpose.

Meanwhile, the labour unions argued that over 8000 buses should be operated for collecting Rs 10 cr as daily revenue. At present, around 3600 buses are operated in the state. The labour union leaders pointed out that the revised duty schedule will add more burden to the staff.

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