Re-introduction of bus service in Udupi: Days collection barely cover fuel cost


Team Udayavani, May 14, 2020, 1:28 PM IST

Udupi: As many as seven buses were operated on select routes in Udupi district on Wednesday, day one of resumption of bus services.

The public response to the re-introduction of the bus service, since the lockdown however left the operators disappointed as the collection was barely enough to recover the fuel costs.

In this scenario, KSRTC has ruled out introducing additional buses on other routes for the time being. The buses that are being operated now are also likely to be stopped if passenger response is poor since it will only incur losses for the corporation.

Private bus owners too complained about plying the buses in the present situation while adhering to the rules put forth by the administration.

As per the protocols buses are required to run with half the capacity and sanitisation of buses after each trip has been made a must. With hardly five passengers on each trip, the owners said that they cant even recover the fuel costs.

It may be recalled that the demand to increase bus fare by Private Bus Operators was not agreed to by district administration.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

‘There was a knock on the door at 2 am’: Assam child bride recount crackdown

Bengaluru techie allegedly rapes multiple women he befriended online; arrested

There are no big or small cases for court, every matter is important: CJI Chandrachud

US shoots down Chinese surveillance balloon, trying to recover its parts

SC gets 5 new judges, now two short of its full strength of 34

Imran Khan asks supporters to prepare for ‘Jail Bharo’ movement

Bengaluru: Congress complains to Police Commissioner about fake KPCC website “spreading lies”


Related Articles More

Guarantee cards on manifesto promises to reach every household: Ivan D’souza

Udupi resident loses Rs 1.06 lakhs in KYC updation scam

Bengaluru techie allegedly rapes multiple women he befriended online; arrested

Padubidri: Court sentences accused to 10 yrs in prison in POCSO case

Belthangady: Woman dies after autorickshaw plunges into river

MUST WATCH

A successful coastal farmer growing watermelons

Mahesh Joshi Interview

Success Story of Mr bean

| Malpe fish market

Mahindra on Bengaluru waiter balancing 16 plates


Latest Additions

Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

Davis Cup: India relegated to World Group II after losing Play-off 2-3 to Denmark

‘There was a knock on the door at 2 am’: Assam child bride recount crackdown

India ranks third in world ‘start-up’ ecosystem: Anurag Thakur

Asia Cup likely to be moved out of Pakistan, venue to be finalised in March

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.