- Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) was set up in the year 1961 with 1792 buses(Its fleet was also augmented with 800 Buses Nationalized from private Contract carriage operators during the Emergency period 1975-77) it and is wholly owned by the Government of
Karnataka, India. The Government of Indiais also a shareholder in this corporation. KSRTC is also known for its Introduction of VolvoBLR7 Low body City buses first time in India.
Till August 1997, KSRTC was holding a fleet of 10,400 buses, operating about 9500 schedules. In August 1997, KSRTC was divided and a new corporation by the name
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC) was carved out of KSRTC.In November 1997, another new road transport corporation called North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) was formed to cater to the transportation needs of North Western parts of Karnataka.Recently, the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) was also formed with its corporate office in Gulbarga.The company runs fleet of buses of all types like ordinary,semi-luxury, deluxe, and air-conditioned Volvo "Airavat" buses. The KSRTC operates services within Karnataka as well as far flung destinations such as Trivandrum, Mumbai, and Vijayawada, among others. The KSRTC runs different type of buses to suit every section of the society. The KSRTC also has an internet booking facility at http://www.ksrtc.in/.
KSRTC have Service in all the villages in
Karnataka, It means 92% Villages have KSRTC service (6743 out of 7298 Villages) and 44% in Other areas (6743 out of 7298) [http://ksrtc.in/about_ksrtc.htm] .KSRTC Operates 5100 daily Schedules. Which covers 5400 Buses (Incl. 164 Hired Private Vehicles), Supporting by 25000 Employees.
ome Official names of Bus Services
* Minibuses, City and Suburban services
* Karnataka Sarige
* Airavat Volvo
* Meghadoot AC
* Semi Deluxe services
* Semi Deluxe services
* Mayura AC
Office and Other Facilities
* KSRTC have 1 Corporate office in [Bangalore] .
* Divisional Offices: 11
* Bus Depots: 57
* Bus Stations: 110
* Bus Bodybuilding Workshops: 2
* printing Presses:1
* Driver and others Training Institutes: 3
* Hospital: 1.
Awards and Recognition [http://ksrtc.in/about_ksrtc.htm]
# Union Transport Minister’s Trophy for lowest accident during 1996-99, 1997-00 and 1998-01.
# Parisara Award 2001 by the State Govt.
# Safety Award for 2001-02 by the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport, India.
# IRTE Pince Michale International Road Safety Award 2001.
# PCRA Award 2001-02 and 2002-03.
# Golden Peacock International Award for 2002 (runners-up).
# Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for 2003 (winner).
# Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award 2004 (second time).
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC)
* [http://ksrtc.in/ KSRTC Official Website]
* [http://www.indiatransit.com/public_transport/karnataka_state_road.aspx KSRTC Bus Services]
* [http://188.8.131.52/acts/ACTS%20E/38e.pdf THE KARNATAKA CONTRACT CARRIAGES (ACQUISITION) ACT, 1976]
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