Udupi, Jan 19, 2017: State Minister for Fisheries and Udupi District Minister Pramod Madhwaraj who presided over the Traffic Adalat held on behalf of the KSRTC at the DC office on January 18, Wednesday urged the KSRTC authorities to give more attention to bus services from rural areas to Udupi.
Interests of stdents should also be kept in mind while permitting new buses, the Minister said.
A total of 18 applications and 29 proposals were received dring the Adalat. The Minister directed the authorities to take them into consideration and decide on the matter at the earliest.
To a question, KSRTC Divisional Traffic Controller Jaishanth Kumar said three buses have been introduced as part of Kundapur rural service and added 30 more buses would be pressed into service in the next three months. He also informed that 12 JN-NURM buses are operating in Udupi while the rest would be operational no sooner their timings are announced.
Vivekananda Hegde, KSRTC Mangaluru Divisional Controller, Deputy Commissioner T Venkatesh and many officials were present.