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Kozhikode: In a unique initiative, KSRTC has set up tour packages exclusively for women on the occasion of International Women's Day. As part of this, various women organisations or groups can avail of the services from March 8 to 13. KSRTC will provide services to tourist places as per the need of the groups. The project is undertaken by the Budget Tourism Cell implemented by KSRTC recently.
It is learned that 56 trips are scheduled from all 14 districts. One-day and two-day trips can be booked as per the need. Women conductors will be on duty on all journeys. In addition, the co-operation of the Forest Department will be ensured for security. Food is included in the package.
Kozhikode district has received the highest number of bookings so far. Tour packages from the district are arranged from Thamarassery Depot. The depot will conduct services to Thusharagiri, Nelliampathi, and Munnar.
Further, 12 bookings were received from Malappuram. Trips to Munnar, Malakappara, Wayanad and Kakkayamdam are available from here.
Apart from these, there are Perinthalmanna-Munnar, Nilambur-Munnar, Harippad-Rosemala-Paalaruvi, Mavelikkara-Monroe Island, Thiruvalla-Malakappara, and Kannur-Wayanad trips, said Prasanth, coordinator of the Budget Tourism Cell.
This is also the first time that a state public transport system organising a special tour package on Women's Day.