Govt. owned Karnataka
transport corp. on a revamp mode
(31 December 2004 5:00
BANGALORE: In a bid to improve the image of State
owned transport corporations, the Bangalore-headquartered Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation (KRSTC) and the Hubli-headquartered
North Western Karnataka State Transport Corporation (NWKSRTC) have
launched 52 brand new buses loaded with various features.
On the anvil are plans to augment the fleet by about
1000 buses by June 2005, a networked advance reservation system linking
all major towns in the state - first of it's kind for any state transport
organization in the country and introduction of electronic ticketing
machines in all buses by June 2005.
The KSRTC has already introduced high-tech buses in
which plug points have been provided for use of laptop and notebook
computers and for charging of mobile phones on certain inter-city
routes a few months ago.
Then new features such as advance reservations will
help a traveler book a ticket from one place to any major town in
the state - a feature similar to rail travel, while electronic ticketing
machines will enable faster issuance of tickets, help the corporation
streamline accounts and reduce pilferage of fare.