Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kerala buses moved out of Majestic

Kerala buses moved out of Majestic

After Tamil Nadu, it is Kerala’s turn to move out of the Kempe Gowda bus station in the city

By Neethu Reghukumar
Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2008

After Tamil Nadu, it is Kerala’s turn to move out of the Kempe Gowda bus station in the city.

From now, all Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses will not ply from the busy bus station, instead they will commute from the Satellite bus station on Mysore road. Hit by a space crunch and the increase in the number of Kerala-bound buses, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has asked the Kerala transport undertaking to move all its ‘Super Fast’ buses out of Majestic area. This change is scheduled to come into effect from Monday.

Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, P T Augustine, Special Officer (Bangalore), Kerala transport corporation said “ All buses going towards both Calicut and Palakkad side originate from the Mysore Road terminal.” The move, that comes close on the heels of what had been done to the Tamil Nadu transport undertakings, has not gone well with the passengers and the crew. Since the Majestic bus stand has good connectivity, people prefer to board from Majestic. Moreover, all Kerala bound Karnataka state buses continue to work from Majestic area. This will only confuse people and force them to shell out excess money to reach the new bus station,” he said. Over three lakh Keralites residing in the city mostly travel to their state on weekends.P T Augustine said that on an average the Kerala State Road Transport corporation will lose more than Rs 50,000 per day because of the shift in bus stand. “Passengers, especially from the eastern part of the city, will prefer to take a Karnataka state bus or a private bus that starts from Kalasipalyam rather than travelling all the way to the Mysore Road terminal,” a bus conductor said. Jayakumar, driver of a Calicut bound Super Fast bus, said “This shifting will adversely affect the revenue of the Kerala state buses”. However, the reservation counter at the Majestic bus stand, has been retained.

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:47:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Nath said...

In the following website I find that Karnataka State buses (heading towards Kerala) will be starting from Mysore Road Satellite Bus Station, and not Majestic (The above article contradicts this):

http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?artid=ZZxAYaT2u/g=&Title=Starting+point+of+Kerala+buses&SectionID=7GUA38txp3s=&MainSectionID=7GUA38txp3s=&SectionName=zkvyRoWGpmWSxZV2TGM5XQ==&SEO=

Is the above article up-to-date? Is there any contact number of KSRTC where I can get this clarified?

Thanks
Nath

 

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