The Cauvery agitation has calmed in the district in the wake of the release of water being stopped to Tamil Nadu. This has led to the resumption of bus services on the three routes to and from the neighbouring state, passing through the district, from Wednesday.
The National Highway-209 connects to Satyamangalam, Coimbatore and Erode, while the road passing through Kollegal-Mahadeshwara Hills leads to Mettur. Another highway that links the two states is the Mysore-Ooty road passing through the Bandipur National Park. Movement of buses and lorries had been stopped on the three routes as a precautionary measure in the past 10 days.
A total of 20 buses travel to Tamil Nadu through these routes daily, from the Mysore, Bangalore and Chamarajanagar divisions of KSRTC.
KSRTC divisional controller B V Srinivas told Deccan Herald that the Corporation had lost Rs one crore in the last 10 days. He said the KSRTC services had been restored, so also the bus services from Tamil Nadu.
Despite protests continuing in Mandya district, the Bangalore-Mysore Highway was cleared for vehicular traffic. All kinds of bus services from Bangalore to Mandya, Mysore and other areas in the division are back to normal, said the KSRTC officials.