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Old December 27th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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KSRTC/NWKRTC/NEKRTC -Updates & Developments

Lets dedicate this thread to the developments/updates regarding our state road transport corporation.

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NWKRTC : www.nwkrtc.in



KSRTC : www.ksrtc.in

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Projects launched to improve infrastructure of KSRTC

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The seven projects will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 108.59 crore

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The Suburban bus-stand and City bus-stand will be modernised

Five hi-tech bus terminals with various facilities will be constructed


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For better facilities: Transport Minister R. Ashok with a model of a hi-tech bus terminal in Mysore on Sunday. Minister in-charge of Mysore district Shobha Karandlaje is seen.

MYSORE: A total of seven projects to improve the infrastructure of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation in Mysore, including the modernisation of the Suburban bus-stand and City bus-stand, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched by Transport Minister R. Ashok here on Sunday.

Speaking after unveiling the foundation stone for the seven projects, which are estimated to cost a total of Rs. 108.59 crore, at KSRTC depot in Bannimantap, Mr Ashok said the projects also envisaged the construction of five hi-tech bus terminals..

The work which started on Sunday is expected to be completed by July 17, 2010.

The Suburban bus-stand, which is spread across 4 acres 31 guntas of land, will be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 23.08 crore.

A two-storeyed building will come up at the bus-stand. It will have parking facility for cars and two-wheelers in the basement and a food court, restrooms for men and women, police outpost and a luggage corner on the first floor.

The second floor will house a multi-purpose auditorium, health centre, post office, bank and an information centre.

The City bus-stand, which will be modernised at a cost of Rs. 15.17 crore, will have platforms, bus bays, toilets, and stalls.

Under the projects, five hi-tech bus terminals or Inter-Model Transit Centres (IMTC) will come up at Sathgalli, Kuvempunagar, R.S. Naidu Nagar, Yelwal and Chamundi Hills.

The IMTC coming up on 5 acres 14 guntas of land at Sathgalli at a cost of Rs. 35.56 crore will have a host of amenities including parking space for 220 cars and 500 two-wheelers.

The Rs. 18.19-crore IMTC at Kuvempunagar will be spread across 2 acres 18 guntas of land and will have several amenities.

The IMTC coming up at Yelwal will be built at a cost of Rs. 6.50 crore while the IMTC at R.S. Naidu Nagar will cost Rs. 6.03 crore. The IMTC-cum-Tourist Amenity Centre coming up at Chamundi Hills at a cost of Rs. 4.06 crore will have ticket counters, toilets, an information centre, food court, besides stalls for “paan beeda” and flowers.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Managing Director KSRTC Gaurav Gupta said an estimated 1,79,000 passengers commute by KSRTC buses in the city every day


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KSRTC Mysore City bus stand being razed down....

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KSRTC begins modernisation

BS Reporter / Chennai/ Mysore December 02, 2008, 0:22 IST


The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has taken up modernisation of the City Bus Stand (CBS), located near the busy K R Circle in the heart of Mysore.

Modernisation of the SBS is one among infrastructure-related projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for Mysore.

With the modernisation work initiated, the city bus services have begun operation at two places close to the Palace from today. The two temporary bus stands are the premises of the Cauvery Area Development Authority (CADA) offices and the Palace Southern entrance, both at close proximity to each other.

With this temporary arrangement, the present CBS will remain closed until modernisation works are completed and city buses will continue to operate from the two temporary bus stands, which is to take about 18 months.

Temprorary platform Nos. 1, 3 and 4 are erected at the CADA premises, while Platform Nos. 2, 5 and 5 at the Palace Southern Gate premises. All other facilities required for commuters have been provided at the two places, according to KSRTC Divisional Controller M N Srinivas.

The modernisation of the CBS and reconstruction of the Mofussil Bus Stand on the Bangalore-Ooty Road are proposed as part of the transport-related infrastructure projects under JNNURM in Mysore. Though the Comprehensive Development Plan has proposed an investment of Rs 428 crore, after an appraisal it has been recalculated at Rs. 378.5 crore for the transport-related projects.

While the mofussil bus stand will be reconstructed on modern lines, the CBS will be remodeled on modern lines with bus bays, digital displays, signboards and other facilities. However, the projects are already delayed by over nine months since the release of funds for the transport-related projects.

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However the temporary premises sought for the buses did not materialize and the buses are back to their old platforms of KR cirlce bus stand.The construction works are being undertaken in the nights.
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The following are the projects taken up by KSRTC

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has initiated the major development of transport infrastructure in its jurisdiction. Bus Depots, Bus Stations, Divisional Workshops, Upgradation of bus stations and other transport infrastructure projects have been taken up. During last 2 years the following transport infrastructures have been completed:

COMPLETED WORKS:

Construction of depot at Ramanagar Rs. 85.00 lakhs
Consructon of bus depot at Magadi Rs. 149.19 lakhs
Consrruction of bus station at Vittla Rs. 25.95 lakhs
Consructon of bus station at Sulya Rs. 60.00 lakhs
Consructon of bus station at Gudibande Rs. 48.36 lakhs
Consructon of bus station at Mandikal Rs. 24.76 lakhs
Consructon of bus station at Bangarpet Rs. 72.72 lakhs

At present KSRTC has taken up the following works which are under progress:
ON GOING WORKS
I. Bus depots:


Pavagada Rs. 114.05 lakhs
Tiptur Rs. 100.00 lakhs
Bhadravathi Rs. 109.77 lakhs
Sagara Rs. 102.51 lakhs
K.R. Pet Rs. 115.57 lakhs
Nanjanagud Rs. 143.94 lakhs
Sathagally Rs. 156.15 lakhs
Pandavapura Rs. 179.14 lakhs

II. Bus stations:

Turuvekere Rs. 115.42 lakhs
Melukote Rs. 25.00 lakhs
Bannnur Rs. 59.67 lakhs
Halagur Rs. 55.64 lakhs
Belakawadi Rs. 35.64 lakhs
Terekanambi Rs. 30.51 lakhs
Hunsur Rs. 139.89 lakhs
Kittur Rs. 28.51 lakhs
Ravandur Rs. 27.27 lakhs
Mirle Rs. 29.59 lakhs
Hebbale Rs. 16.92 lakhs
Hassan Rs. 2633.50 lakhs
Arakalagud Rs. 193.00 lakhs

III. Upgradation of bus stations
Saligrama Rs. 78.07 lakhs
MM Hills Rs. 47.54 lakhs
Doddamaralavadi Rs. 38.11 lakhs
Hiriyur Rs. 130.00 lakhs
Sira Rs. 44.45 lakhs
Mercara Rs. 101.98 lakhs
Malavalli Rs. 94.00 lakhs
Madhugiri Rs. 71.00 lakhs

IV. Miscellaneous: Driver’s Training Institute at Hassan Rs. 400.00 lakhs
Concreting the PA of depot at Harohalli Rs. 123.00 lakhs
Concreting the PA of depot at MCTC, Mysore road Rs. 98.00 lakhs
Concreting the PA of bus station at CR Patna Rs. 63.45 lakhs

KSRTC has tendered the following works:

Shimoga bus station Rs. 1500.00 lakhs
Shimoga depot (Millaghatta) Rs. 206.00 lakhs
Soraba bus station Rs. 110.00 lakhs
Shanthinagar depot no. 3 Rs. 150.00 lakhs
Shanthinagar depot no. 4 Rs. 150.00 lakhs
Nelamangala depot Rs. 99.30 lakhs
Harapanahalli depot Rs. 148.00 lakhs
BC Road depot Rs. 150.00 lakhs
Upgradation of Kottegehara bus station Rs. 66.00 lakhs
Upgradation of Chamarajanagar depot Rs. 110.00 lakhs
Concreting balance PA at Haroralli depot Rs. 73.00 lakhs
Ujire bus station Rs. 10.00 lakhs

KSRTC has also initiated to train its drivers in a scientific methodology and state of art Driving Training Institute has been constructed at Hassan which is ready for inauguration.

JNNURM Projects:
KSRTC has initiated development of transport infrastructure at Mysore under JNNURM Scheme at a cost of Rs. 85.00 crores with 80% Government of India contribution, 10% Government of Karnataka contribution and 10% KSRTC funds. The following projects are taken up under JNNURM Scheme:
Upgradation of CBS at Mysore
Upgradation of Moffusil Bus Station at Mysore
Inter Modal Transit Center at Sathagalli extension at Mysore
Inter Modal Transit Center at Kuvempunagar extension at Mysore
Inter Modal Transit Center at R.S.Naidunagara extension at Mysore
Inter Modal Transit Center at Illawala at Mysore
Passanger & Tourist Amenity Center at Chamundi Hills at Mysore

Further, KSRTC has proposed to construct modern satellite bus stations at all major directions of Bangalore city. As a Ist step KSRTC has already constructed a satellite bus station at Mysore Road, Bangalore in MCTC land. Further, it has been proposed to construrct satellite bus stations at Tumkur Road-Peenya, Old Madras Road-NGEF land, Hosur Road-near peripheral ring road. Further, KSRTC has planned to construct new Divisional Workshops at Tumkur, Mandya, Ramamnagara and Chickballapura.

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Good news for NWKRTC

NWKRTC loss comes down by Rs. 30 cr.

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Sirsi: North-West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) has taken steps to come out of the losses, according to corporation Managing Director A.N. Patil. He said that 550 buses would be purchased before March.

Speaking to presspersons on Tuesday at the office of the NWKRTC Divisional Controller, Sirsi, Mr. Patil said that 800 new schedules would be started in the division. The loss has come down from Rs. 38 crore to Rs. 8 crore in the last four months due to the steps taken by the corporation, he said.

For improving basic amenities and infrastructure facilities, Rs. 100 crore loans would be raised by NWKRTC, he said. As many as 224 buses had been purchased and an order for more number of buses has been placed with Tata Motors, he added.

A report has been prepared to scrap 41 buses in Uttara Kannada district section as such buses had exceeded the prescribed running kilometres, he said. In Mundgod, a place has been selected for a new depot. But the process was yet to begin as far as Siddapur was concerned, he said.

To construct new bus stands each at Kumta and Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, Rs. 2 crore each had been earmarked, he said.

On asphalting the roads at the bus stand which has been due for more than three years, he said that tender for the work had been invited and it would be opened on January 8.


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Disturbing news for mysoreans

TOTAL CHAOS AT CITY BUS STAND

Mysore, Dec. 27 (KCU&KK)- The so called city bus stand losing its identity has literally come to streets. On the pretext of remodelling the bus stand, the entire stretch of road from K.R. Circle to CADA office has been used for parking the buses throwing the entire vehicular traffic out of control.


Lack of forethought


The lack of forethought and improper planning of KSRTC officials have been highlighted in this case not to mention their utter ignorance on the concept of remodelling the bus stand without making proper alternative arrangements. Thousands of daily commuters are being inconvenienced and the whole area has become accident prone.


With sheer overenthusiasm to implement the JNNURM project in renovating the city bus stand, the officials have literally thrown half the bus stand onto the roads. The myriad problems created have not only upset the commuters but also the pedestrians and vehicles passing that way. Hence the wise say, Nothing is better than nonsense.


The situation


The city bus stand has eight platforms from which 156 buses operate on 180 routes everyday. The remodelling work has been taken up covering half the area of the bus stand. To facilitate the renovation work, platform numbering 1,2,3,6,7 and 8 have been shifted towards the Palace compound and those numbering 4 and 5 moved to Purandaradasa Road before the CADA office. Buses plying towards N.R. Mohalla, Siddarthanagar, Tilak-nagar and Bannimantap operate from that road.


Traffic goes haywire


The passengers and motorists are the worst hit due to this arrangement. The traffic Police are having a hectic time controlling the vehicular movement. As the entrance gate to the bus stand adjoining HOPCOMS has been closed now, city buses coming through Albert Victor Road stop near the signal light at K.R. Circle resulting in a perennial traffic jam.


As the city buses coming from Corporation office-side turn immediately to enter the bus stand, another traffic jam happens from Tathaiah Park to K.R. Circle. Autorickshaw too are parked on either side of this stretch of road resulting in the whole area filled up with vehicles resulting in a chaotic situation. Another pity is, the passengers too have to enter through the same gate into the bus stand thus inviting accidents any moment. The private buses too are parked before the Tathaiah park adding further woes. One can imagine the plight of two-wheeler riders and others who have to pass through that way. No proper signboards are erected to guide the passengers to the platforms shifted. Confusions continue unabated forcing the passen-gers run here and there. The hapless traffic Police are seen sweating out to regulate the traffic and crowd.


No toilets


Adding further misery, the absence of regular toilets are forcing the passengers to shower abuses on officials. A temporary toilet has been made for men, adjoining the Palace compound under few asbestos sheets. With no such facility for women, their plight is unimaginable. "What was the necessity to remodel the bus stand at the cost of all these miseries and torture" the women passengers question.


Tourists hit


As platform numbers 4 and 5 have been moved to Puran-daradasa Road before CADA office, the vehicles of tourists coming to see the Palace are being caught in a traffic jam. As the said road has been the main stretch to park tourist vehicles, the shifting of the two platforms has inconvenienced the tourists, opine the traffic Police.


Officers' Tuglak durbar


The KSRTC officials searched for over two months for an alternative place in city to shift the existing city bus stand to facilitate the remodelling under JNNURM. They eyed JK Grounds, Doddakere Maidan, CADA office premises and parking lot of Palace. The bus stand was shifted to the premises of CADA office. As the Palace Board and CADA denied permission for the shifting, everything was back to square one and the city bus stand stood where it was.


The talks of KSRTC Divisional Controller Srinivas with Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan on the said matter reportedly failed. Not doing a proper homework and groundplan before implementing a mega project under JNNURM clearly indicates the incompetency of the officials concerned resulting in the city bus stand getting thrown to the streets. Commuting through Devaraj Urs Road, Sayyaji Rao Road and in the vicinity which forms the hub of city has literally become impossible thanks to the callousness and negligence of the concerned officials, say the residents of city.


Foolishness of officials


The KSRTC officials were repeatedly told not to shift the bus stand to the roads during three meetings. Not paying heed to the advice, bowing to the pressure of higher ups, the officials got the platforms moved to the streets, according to ACP Hanumanthappa.


Holidaying top brass


When questioned as to why the bus stand was shifted to the streets, KSRTC Divisional Controller Srinivas replied "We sought permission at Kuppanna Park, JK Grounds and Doddakere Maidan to set up the city bus stand temporarily but were denied. There has been a pressure to commence the work. However I am unaware that the bus stand had been shifted to the streets as I am on leave for two days."


The Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan who had discussed with the KSRTC officials and also made an inspection of the spot for shifting the bus stand was also contacted but was not available to offer comments.



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Mysore darshini

This is a mysore darshini bus which does trips to mysore palace,zoo,karanji lake and chamundi hills...

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M'lore: KSRTC launches service to Kasargod

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MANGALORE, December 26, 2008: The KSRTC today launched its services to the neighboring district in Kerala State-Kasargod. The ten new vehicles will ply between the two cities at an interval of 20 minutes from 6am morning to 10 pm. These buses sporting a new colour code will compete with the private bus services between the two cities and also with the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.

However both KSRTCs will bring down the frequency of services to just 5 minutes when the Karnataka SRTC will add another 15 vehicles to its fleet in a couple of weeks says, Managing Director of the KSRTC Gaurav Gupta.

The Idea was to end the monopoly of the Private operators who have made this route a death track by their reckless driving. Both KSRTCs will also have several co-operative measures between themselves like scheduling of routes, pairing and issue of mutually acceptable season passes.












Launching the new services district incharge minister J. Krishna Palemar said this interstate and inter city services will help the regular commuters in a big way. There are students, office goers and business people traveling both directions. There are concessional passes for the school children, senior citizens and special facilities for the physically challenged persons.

This will be the first inter-state agreement both KSRTCs will be entering in the area of commuter comfort. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation today launched the service between Mangalore and Kasargod with ten new vehicles and an addition fleet of 15 will be introduced soon. The Kerala SRTC already has been running 25 buses between the two cities and has recently added the premium services entitled 'Malabar'.

Divisional Controller of KSRTC Mangalore P.B.Karumbiah was also present

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Akash, Good Initiative. Government has to improve intra and inter city mass transportation system a lot. It should impose more road-tax on single-occupancy vehicles and use the collected money for improving public transportation system. Otherwise in cities like Bangalore and Mangalore there will be a pedestrian accident every hour looking at the rate at which footpaths are disappearing. I personally support Mr.Kheny for collecting more money from cars if he reduces same for buses.

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Centre for urban planning, infrastructure set up in Bangalore

KSRTC, NWKRTC, NEKRTC, BMTC are the major contributors to this project.

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Bangalore, Jan 2 (IANS) A centre for infrastructure and sustainable transport and urban planning has been set up at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here.Established with a corpus of Rs.300 million/Rs. 30 crore/$6 mn, it is the first such government-academia facility in the country that will address urban planning and critical infrastructure issues arising out of rapid growth of greater Bangalore and other cities in the state.

“The centre is modelled on the lines of institutes such as the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) in New Delhi and the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad to improve urban infrastructure and ensure sustainable transportation with modern concepts and technology,” IISc director P Balaram said at its inauguration.

The four state-run transport corporations and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) have contributed to the corpus fund.

“The state government will approach the Union urban development ministry for a matching grant of Rs 300 million (Rs 30 crore) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) fund to the centre for specific projects that will improve the service of public utilities,” Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said inaugurating the centre.

With the institute’s academic inputs, scientific research and consultancy, the centre will provide expertise to state departments and state-run undertakings on integrating urban planning and transport policies.

The major urban infrastructure issues are sewerage, solid waste management and drinking water supply.

“The institute will help the government to plan integrated future cities in the state where land planning, city development and multimodal transportation are integrated through infrastructure creation, resulting in reduced travel time and cost for citizens,” Balaram affirmed.

The centre’s activities will be funded from the interest generated by the corpus and income from course fee and consultancy fees levied on prospective students and the agencies concerned for conducting academic research, training programmes and consultancy activities in sustainable urban transportation, infrastructure development and urban planning.

Its activities will be extended to cities in other states across the country for leveraging the expertise developed by the institute in urban infrastructure and sustainable transport solutions.

“We will also seek affiliation with the United Nations University, the Tokyo-based think tank for the UN and its member-states, and the Maastricht Economic Research Institute of Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in the Netherlands for international recognition and collaboration in undertaking projects in urban infrastructure and mass transportation,” IISc civil engineering department head T G Sitharam said.

The science institute will also introduce master’s courses (ME) in urban infrastructure and transportation by hiring faculty and drawing up the curricula.

With about 300 million people living in 3700 towns and cities across the country, India has the second largest urban population in the world after China. As a result, urbanisation has been growing at a rapid pace of 31 percent over the last decade due to higher employment opportunities in cities and towns.

“We are witnessing a phenomenal growth in our urban centers. For planned and integrated future of cities, integrated land planning, city development and multi-modal transportation systems are the need of the hour. This multi-disciplinary centre has been set up to develop expertise in the areas of infrastructure, sustainable transportation and urban planning in the 21st century,” Sitharam added.
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BMTC expects CiSTUP remedy for Bangalore

Monica Jha and Sriram VFirst Published : 03 Jan 2009 09:01:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 03 Jan 2009 11:04:54 AM IST

BANGALORE: Bangalore being left out of CiSTUP's agenda has come as a shocker to many agencies concerned with the development of the city.


On Bangalore not being considered as a priority, a senior official from BMTC said: “I see no reason for CiSTUP not to take Bangalore as its priority. Though the centre has to take care of the whole of Karnataka, we are confident that CiSTUP will take up its first project on Bangalore and hopefully on BMTC.’’ BMTC is the biggest contributor to the centre.

It is not justified to rob Bangalore the benefits from such an excellent organisation which does intensive research and comes up with solutions for development. Though tier II cities need attention so that they don’t end up like Bangalore in terms of haphazard development, Bangalore cannot be ignored and the city has not lost hopes in terms of planning, said a senior official from Infrastructure Department.


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KSRTC promises luxury travel on Benz

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Bangalore : More swank is coming on to Bangalore's roads, with the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) introducing two
inter-city Mercedes Benz buses within a month, on a trial basis. After Volvo and its successful addition into the corporation's fleet, Benz is what could frequent the roads between cities.

KSRTC MD Gaurav Gupta told The Times of India that two buses would be used for a trial period and based on performance, multiplying their number in the fleet would be considered. After the Volvo and Marcopolo buses -- the latter still under trial -- Benz is the next international manufacturer being considered by the state's transport corporations. In an increasing interest that automobile majors are showing in the bus segment, Benz launched its inter-city luxury coaches late last year.

Gupta said the buses on trial would be introduced along the Bangalore-Mysore, Bangalore-Mangalore and Bangalore-Chennai routes, some of the most popular routes that buses on trial are launched on. "Based on their performance, we will consider increasing their number in the fleet,'' he said. The cost of each of these buses is yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that the trial buses are the latest models from Benz.

Gupta nearly ruled out integrating the Marcopolo buses into KSRTC, since the buses, currently on trial with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), are made for city travel and not intended for long-distance use.

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Trying to ease traffic congestion in the city, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA) has announced integrated terminals at Majestic and Byappanahalli where the Namma Metro, Railways, BMTC and KSRTC systems would be integrated at one place.

Gaurav Gupta added that a similar integrated terminal was also being planned at Peenya-Yeshwantpur. Though there will be no Metro station there, BMRC will have a shunting yard and the terminal will be about 100 metres away, said Gupta. The conceptual work is under way for these integrated terminals.
Source: The Times of India on 3 Jan 2009
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KSRTC pushes for ethanol-blend fuel

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BANGALORE: With pollution levels on the city's uneven roads escalating to alarming levels, every attempt to reduce carbon emission is notable. And why not, when the reduction happens to be as high as 70% from a major transport corporation, the impact is higher.

It is with this report card in hand that Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has written to the government, seeking approval for ethanol licence in 30 additional depots. Already, 20 KSRTC depots have licence to blend ethanol with diesel.

Of KSRTC's 6,000-odd fleet of buses, 2,500 are running on alternative fuel, a blend of diesel with ethanol, a non-edible oil. Study is also under way on the feasibility of using `pongamia' oil from the Jatropha plant.

Currently, 2,500 buses are using fuel with 7.7% blended ethanol. Says KSRTC's head of the environment department Anand Rao: "Though fuel efficiency was not too notable, emissions have come down by 70% and the condition of engines is much better."

The purchase of ethanol is currently licenced by the government. KSRTC's 20 depots have a licence to store 3 lakh litres each per year. The organization gets its supplies from molasses from a sugar factory in Belgaum at Rs 22.11 per litre.

KSRTC is seeking licences for an additional 30 depots across the state. There is an underground storage facility for 20,000 litres and all depots have blending facilities.

According to KSRTC managing director Gaurav Gupta, further study into bio-fuels and non-edible oils is being done to add more buses into the eco-friendly category.

Source: The Times of India on 19th Jan 2009
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KSRTC to run mini buses between Udupi and Mangalore

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Mangalore, Jan 21: The Regional Transport Authority, headed by the Deputy Commissioner, has given permission to the Mangalore division of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation to run six mini buses to Udupi from here.

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KSRTC revenue reaches new high

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It was a day of celebration for KSRTC, which is otherwise engrossed in running and coordinating buses from all corners of the state. On Tuesday, its revenue hit a record Rs 7.14 crore per day and got a well-deserved pat on the back by transport minister R Ashok. KSRTC also launched a fleet of 30 Airavath Volvo buses with latest features and an integrated KSRTC-BMTC daily bus pass for rural commuters.
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Loss-making NWKRTC seeks sops
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HUBLI: In a bid to revive the loss-making North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), the public sector unit will write to the state government seeking road tax exemption, said Mallikarjun Sahukar after taking charge as the new chairman of NWKRTC on Monday.
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Sahukar said for 2009-10, the NWKRTC has drawn an action plan to add 600 more buses at a cost of Rs 95.20 crore to its fleet. The action plan also intends to introduce 250 new bus routes, taking the total to 4750 by 2009-end. NWKRTC aims for a profit of Rs 40.38 crore in this fiscal year.
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Sahukar said the City Bus Terminal (CBT) in Hubli would be developed on Swiss model on build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis at a cost of Rs 8 crore. The Old Bus Stand in Hubli and the one in Belgaum would also be upgraded with commercial complexes and modern facilities at Rs 40 crore each on PPP basis.
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