1,000 additional KSRTC buses to ease festival rush

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will make special transport arrangements on the occasion of Deepavali festival.

It will extend its service and operate around 1,000 extra buses from October 31 to November 2.

KSRTC has also made facilities for advance booking of tickets for the special and scheduled buses of KSRTC, that can be booked through 173 counters in the City, 18 counters in Mysore and 53 counters in Mangalore and other 230 computerised reservation counters of KSRTC located at other places in Karnataka. There is also a discount of five per cent being offered on the fare for booking four or more tickets at one shot.

Discount

A discount of 10 per cent is offered if both travelling and return journey tickets are booked at the same time.

People can also book their tickets through the official website and also at the established KSRTC counters in other states.

Special buses will be operated from the Kempegowda bus station to Dharmasthala, Kukke Subramanya, Shimoga, Hassan, Mangalore, Belgaum, Bijapur, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, Raichur, Gulbarga, Bellary, Koppala, Yadgir, Bidar, Tirupati and other places. Buses going towards Mysore, Hunsur and Madikeri routes will be operated from Mysore Road satellite bus stand.

Buses will also be operated from Shanthinagar bus stand, Jayanagar 4th and 9th block, Jalahalli Cross, Rajajinagar, Malleswaram and Kengeri satellite town.

Private buses full

The private bus services are also witnessing a huge rush and are making attempts to accommodate the increase in number of passengers.

Needless to say, the bus fare of private agencies has gone up ahead of the festival. Speaking to Deccan Herald, one of the private bus operators in the City said, “Already the tickets are booked for the festive season. Most of the private operators are trying to squeeze in more trips to accommodate the rush.”

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