KSTDC launches 9 new buses

In a bid to boost tourism in the State, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) on Thursday added nine new buses to its existing fleet of 52 buses. 

The new buses, including seven mini buses and two luxury multi-axle buses will ply to tourist spots like Tirupati, Mysore, Belur-Halebid, Shravanabelagola and Bannerghatta Biological Park. Inaugurating the services at the Vidhana Soudha, Tourism Minister, RV Deshpande, said: “The chief minister had announced these buses in the budget and is committed to implement all the tourism projects announced this time.”

He further added that the State would soon come out with a ‘tourism policy’. 

The multi-axle buses have a seating capacity of 51, while two of the mini buses have 32 seats and the remaining five mini buses have 18 seats.

 The minister also said that this initiative will create jobs for locals and that the department is encouraging private institutions to increase investment in the tourism sector. A proposal to fill 18 vacant posts in the Tourism department has been submitted to the Finance department.

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