KSRTC to run AC buses on TVM-Kozhikode route round the clock
Alappuzha: Giving relief to long-distance passengers, KSRTC will operate AC low floor buses on Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode route throughout the day. It is reported that the service will be carried out every hour. KSRTC has examined that the new service will benefit the long-distance passengers ahead of the holidays.
At the same time, KSRTC will operate buses via Alappuzha and Kottayam. It is reported that buses will be operated under 96 schedules. 97 drivers and 97 conductors will be deployed for this purpose.
The duty schedule for staff in buses from Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode has been fixed as 12 hours and 20 minutes. Staff who take passengers within the prescribed time limit are entitled for special allowances including incentives. An additional allowance of Rs 500 will be given to the employees who take 23 days’ duty in a month.
Each employee must undergo an examination using a breath analyzer before starting each trip. Strict action will be taken against the staff found in a drunken state during duty.
KSRTC has also warned the employees that they will face action for misbehaving with passengers and taking leave without any reason.