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KSRTC operates 47 additional buses to poll bound districts in Dakshina Kannada

Five additional buses each from Puttur and B C Road and two buses from Sullia were operated to and from the districts where polling was held on Tuesday.
Last Updated : 07 May 2024, 16:12 IST
Last Updated : 07 May 2024, 16:12 IST

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Mangaluru: To cater to the needs of voters travelling to their native where Lok Sabha elections are being held on Tuesday, the KSRTC in Dakshina Kannada (DK) has deployed additional 47 buses.

From Puttur division, 12 additional buses were operated in addition to the regular buses that operate daily on Monday night, Puttur KSRTC Divisional Controller Jayakara Shetty told Deccan Herald.

Five additional buses each from Puttur and B C Road and two buses from Sullia were operated to and from the districts where polling was held on Tuesday.

"All the buses were full. Some of the buses returned on Tuesday night and the remaining will return back on Wednesday. Buses were operated to Vijayapura, Kudalasangama, Hubballi, Gadag and other places,” he added.

Mangaluru KSRTC Division Controller Rajesh Shetty said that 35 additional buses were operated on Monday night in addition to the regular route buses.

"From Mangaluru division, 70 buses operate to North Karnataka districts daily. In addition, additional buses were operated to cater to the demands. All the buses were full," Shetty explained.

Shetty added, "There are buses to Belagavi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Hubballi, Bailhongal and other places. Normally, during the mid-week, the buses are not full, only during the weekend the passengers are more in these buses. All the seats were full on Monday as construction workers and others travelled to their native to exercise their franchise."

"I had to travel to my native in Uttara Kannada district to cast my vote. All the buses were full. Finally I had to end up travelling in a non AC sleeper bus. The KSRTC bus stand in Mangaluru was jam-packed with people waiting to travel to their native," said Gajendra, a native of Uttara Kannada working in Mangaluru.

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Published 07 May 2024, 16:12 IST

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