KSRTC Majestic platforms to open

KSRTC Majestic platforms to open

New platform of KSRTC bus station at Majestic. (DH Photo)

Boarding a KSRTC bus from the Kempegowda bus station in Majestic will not be a big inconvenience for passengers from Saturday, with officials reopening about 20 platforms that were closed eight years ago.

The additional platforms will come up on the other side of Terminal 2, which was handed over to the BMRCL for metro construction work. It has been recently recovered. However, officials of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) said there was no plan to introduce additional buses or new routes.

"At present, all buses have to make do with Terminal 1 and 2. Passengers had to huddle on crowded platforms and we had a tough time making space for parking of buses. We hope the additional platforms will reduce the congestion," an official said.

Buses to Mangaluru, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru, among other destinations, that were till now departing from Terminal 1 and platforms 17 and 18 of Terminal 2 will be shifted to the new platforms facing the metro station.

The official said they will think of additional buses based on the demand from the public. "The matter of additional buses becomes relevant during weekends and festival days. We will take a decision then," he said.