Provide bus facility as per passengers' needs, says DC

Deputy Commissioner S P Shadakshariswamy directed Regional Transport Authority officials to take suitable measures to provide bus facilities in rural areas and as per the needs of passengers.

Chairing the RTA meeting at DC’s office hall in Chikkamagaluru on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner said that officials should also take into consideration the density of traffic.
 
He said that population had considerably increased in both urban and rural areas leading high traffic density. There have been requisitions from passengers to start bus facility through KSRTC in rural areas. The Transport Authority should make necessary arrangements for plying of the KSRTC buses in rural areas, depending upon the density of traffic in the respective areas, the Deputy Commissioner said.

He further told the Bus Operators Association representatives to decrease the travel fares in the wake of decrease in diesel prices. Pointing out towards the non-punctuality of the KSRTC buses in rural areas, he said that school and college students had been suffering a great deal due to the irregularity of the buses.

Corrections

Shadakshariswamy directed the KSRTC officials to rectify the issue. He meanwhile directed the authorities concerned to provide concession to Asha workers and senior citizens in both private and government buses.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner suggested conducting the RTA meetings at taluk centres for effective readressal of passengers’ problems.

SP K Santhosh Babu, Additional SP Sanjiv M Patil, officials from the RTA, KSRTC and office-bearers of Bus Operators Association were present among others.

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