KSRTC to cut down services citing poor occupancy, night services to continue
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to decrease the number of services in view of the decline in the number of passengers amid the second wave of COVID-19. Though night curfew is in place, 60 percent of long-distance buses will be operated, informed KSRTC.
A break of 30 minutes will be maintained in operating buses on the same route. The maximum number of ordinary and short distance fast passenger buses will be operated from 7 am to 7 pm. Employees will be deployed for duty in two shifts from 7 am to 11 am and 3 pm to 7 pm.
Earlier, the KSRTC authority decided to cancel the services of 900 buses that need repair works. But as the number of passengers declined, 2400 buses were shifted to various parking yards on Thursday.
KSRTC has decided to operate buses depending on the demand of passengers.
At present, 2359 ordinary buses, 1174 fast passenger buses and 393 superfast buses are being operated.