KSRTC to run buses on new routes

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will operate buses on newer routes from Madikeri to Emmemadu and Kozhikode in neighbouring Kerala from February 4. The move is expected to improve bus connectivity further in the district and the neighbouring areas.

According to KSRTC director M A Shaukat Ali, the bus to Kerala will pass Moornadu, Virajpet, Kutta, Manathavadi, Karandur and Markaz University before reaching Kozhikode. Another bus from Dharmasthala to Channarayapatna will start at 7 am daily passing Mangaluru, Madikeri and Somwarpet before reaching Channarayapatna in Hassan district.

MLC Veena Acchaiah and chairman of Karnataka Silk Marketing Board Limited T P Ramesh will flag off the buses. Ali said, to enable school going students, the bus from Somwarpet will reach Madikeri at 9.30 am.

30 more routes
The KSRTC has applied for permits for 30 more routes from the Regional Transport Authority. Funds of Rs 1 crore have been set aside for renovation works of the bus stand at Somwarpet. The tender process has been completed, while Rs 1.5 crore has been sanctioned towards restoration of the depot in Madikeri.

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