Tulu sammelan: KSRTC earns additional income


Mangalore KSRTC division had deployed 120 additional buses to Dharmasthala from various places like Puttur, Subrahmanya, Neriya, Sullia and so on during the four day event.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, KSRTC Senior Divisional Controller P B Karumbaiah said “we have received overwhelming response from the people. In four days, during the sammelan, KSRTC Mangalore division has fetched Rs 30 lakh income. It is definitely more income than the normal days.”
Officials at KSRTC said that initially it was planned to deploy additional 60 buses. However, later, it was increased to 120.

“Additional buses were deployed to Puttur, Kundapur, Neriya, Subrahmanya along with route buses from Dharmasthala. We received good response even from buses deployed to Subrahmanya,” the official added.
“Several buses were procured from other depots for the purpose. Despite various impediments like traffic blocks during Sammelan, we have rendered our service to the public,” said an official.

Every bus from Mangalore to Ujire had 10 trips in a day. We have been deploying additional buses for all major events taking place in Dakshina Kannada including Mahamastakabhisheka.
In fact, during the sammelan, all the buses were jam packed from Mangalore even at 6.30 am itself. The cost of ticket from Mangalore to Ujire is Rs 40 and Dharmasthala is Rs 45.

It was said that some of the private buses had diverted their route to Ujire instead of original route during the sammelan. During the sammelan, even at late nights, the buses were plying if they had enough passengers, which proved very helpful to the visitors of the sammelan.

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