Bengaluru: Ahead of Deepavali, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has announced to operate 1,500 extra buses from October 26 to 30 on different inter-state and intra-state routes.
The buses will ply from Bengaluru Kempegowda Bus Station to Dharmastala, Kukkesubramanya, Shivamogga, Hassan, Mangaluru, Kundapura, Shringeri, Horanadu, Davangere, Hubbali, Dharwad, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Koppala, Yadgir, Bidar, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and other places.
In a statement released by the KSRTC, it was stated special buses from Mysuru Road Bus Station will be exclusively operated towards Mysuru, Hunsur, Piriyapatna, Virajpet, Kushalanagar, Mercara. All premier special buses will be operated from BMTC bus station, Shanthinagar (TTMC) to Madurai, Kumbakonam, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Calicut and other places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala state.
Special buses will be operating from Vijayanagara, Jayanagar 4th Block, Jalahalli Cross, Navarang (Rajajinagar), Malleshwaram 18th Cross, Banashankari, Jeevan Bima Nagar, ITI gate, Ganganagar and Kengeri Satellite Town to Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mangaluru, Kundapur, Sringeri, Horanadu, Kukkesubramanya, Dharmastala and other places based on the traffic potential”.
The passengers have been asked to strictly adhere to the Covid guidelines issued by the Karnataka government.
Officials said that a discount of 5% on the fare will be extended, if four or more passenger’s book tickets in a single slot and a discount of 10% is offered on the return journey ticket if onward and downward journey tickets are booked simultaneously.
Advance reservation of tickets for the services of KSRTC can be booked through the booking counters established by KSRTC at important cities of neighbouring states i.e. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Puducherry, Maharashtra and Goa.
The details of the special operations like place and timings of departure have been provided in the computerised advance reservation network and also in the advance reservation tickets KSRTC website for the information of the travelling public.
- Facility is provided to book computerised reservation tickets in advance for special buses.
- Reserved passengers are requested to note the place of boarding in their reservation ticket.
- Passengers can book tickets online by logging on to the official website of KSRTC
- Advance reservation of tickets for special and scheduled buses of KSRTC can be booked through 691 counters in Karnataka & other States.