Bus pass: Age limit for senior citizens slashed to 60

The State government, on Friday, announced that the age limit for senior citizens to avail bus passenger discount facility has been reduced from the present 65 years to 60. This will be effective from Christmas Day — December 25 onwards.

Speaking after laying a foundation stone for new bus depot at Kaggundi Village of Peripatna Taluk in Mysore District, Deputy Chief Minister & Transport Minister R Ashoka said an order would be issued on that day to mark the birthday of former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Senior citizens above 60 years can avail the 25 per cent discount service during their travel in KSRTC buses. He further said city bus service has been launched in Mandya, Tumkur and Gulbarga, on the lines of rural service. At present, there are 23,000 buses in the State and new buses are being purchased every year.

In the last four-and-half years, 30,000 persons, including bus conductors have been recruited to the corporation to ensure better service. Besides, Intelligence System in buses has been introduced in Mysore for the first time in the country and similar system will be extended to Bangalore and other important cities, he added.

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