KSRTC to provide `safe stay' to women passengers
Alappuzha: With an aim to provide safe accommodation for women passengers, KSRTC will launch ‘Stay Safe’ project. KSRTC is planning to implement the project in association with Kerala State Women's Development Corporation.
Under the project, AC and non-AC rooms will be arranged for women passengers in 94 depots of KSRTC across the state.
In the first phase, ‘Safe Stay’ will be opened at the administrative block of Thiruvananthapuram central KSRTC bus depot. Hence, the KSRTC south zone office will be shifted to Pappanamcode unit from Thiruvananthapuram central depot.
At present, no KSRTC depot offers a centre for the safe accommodation of women passengers.
KSRTC has decided to launch the Safe Stay project as part of increasing revenue which was affected amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. If a better facility is provided at an affordable rate, more passengers will be attracted to Safe Stay, examined KSRTC authority.
KSRTC is planning to construct a lodge to accommodate 100 people at a time and a hotel in Thiruvananthapuram. 30 toilets and a petrol pump also will be constructed.