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By chandu Created on 08/18/2018 - 18:59 . Updated 08/18/2018 - 19:04

As per the directions of the Hon’ble Transport Minister, Sri. D.C Thamanna, KSRTC took the following responsive action

Owing to incessant and continued heavy rainfall in Coastal and Malnad areas of Karnataka State and also in Kerala State, landslides have occurred at many of the hilly terrain areas, and have thus blocked the roads, rendering smooth movement of vehicles impossible. In this background, long distance services operated to and from such places by KSRTC are withdrawn. However, keeping in view the interest of the travelling public, who travel to such places, KSRTC has taken action and extended the following facilities.

1. There are more than 150 people stranded in Trissur, Kerala, KSRTC deployed 3 Airavat Club Class buses to pick them from Palghat to Mangalore. KSRTC is not charging any fares to them. 2. Permitted to transport the relief materials without luggage charges in the services operated daily by the Corporation. 3. Providing Relief Bus facility to such places- QUICK RESPONSE SQUAD As incessant and heavy rainfall is continued and because of landslides are taking place at many places in the coastal & malnad areas in the State of Karnataka which has resulted in number of passengers getting stranded in the middle of the roads. To help such stranded passengers, action has been taken to station 2 Buses, 2 Drivers & 2 Conductors for the rescue & relief operations from each of the following Bus Depots. Action will be taken by the Depot Managers to send the vehicles to rescue & relief spot on receipt of telephone call immediately;

Bus Depot Telephone Number of Depot Manager
Mangaluru 1 7760990713
Mangaluru 3 7760990723
‎Udupi 7760995407
‎Kundapura 7760990717
Puttur 7760990715
‎ B.C.Road 7760990718
‎ Dharmasthala 7760990716
‎Sulya 7625095356
‎Madikeri 7760990817
‎ Chikkamagaluru 7760990413
‎ Sakaleshpura 7760990414
‎ Mudigere 7760990417
‎Hassan - 1 7760990513
‎ Ramanathapura 7760990515
‎ Hunsur 7760990816
‎Periyapatna 7259264071
‎ Nanjangud 7760990315
‎Gundlupet 7760990314
‎ Shivamogga 7760990464
‎Honnali 7022012104
‎ Sagar 7760990467

4.Bus facility for relief work: Rescue & relief operations and transportation of disaster relief luggage will be carried-out in co-ordination of concerned District Administration Authorities. 5. Services operated without levy of any extra passenger bus fare (in a circuitous route exceeding 77 Kms): The travelling public from coastal and malnad aeas who have booked tickets in advance to come to Bengaluru and other long distance places for attending to emergency/other works, KSRTC is providing bus facilities on circuitous alternative route without levying any extra passenger bus fare even though the route length is exceeding by 77 Kms per side. Example:- As movement of traffic has been barred in Shiradi Ghat & Sampaje roads, KSRTC has diverted operation of Mangaluru to Bengaluru 4 Volvo (Airavat) Multi-axle services from 17.08.2018 and presently, these services are being operated from Mangaluru to Bengaluru via Karkala, Kudremukh, Kalasa, Kottigehara, Mudigere, Belur and Hassan. The straight road distance from Mangaluru to Bengaluru via Shiradi, Hassan is 361 Kms and the distance on the diverted route is 438 Kms. 6. Bus facility to the Defense personnel travelling to relief & rescue places: Bus facility has been provided to Defence personnel to carryout rescue & relief operations at Malnad areas. 7. Control Room: A Control Room has been established in KSRTC Central Office which is functioning 24 hours (24X7) in a day to collect all such information with regard to difficulties being faced while operating buses, information that are telecast through media and to pass on such information to the passengers. The contact number of Control Room are – 7760990100 & 7760990560.

8. Awatar Section: Awatar Section established in KSRTC Central Office is working from 7.00 AM to 10.00 PM and is engaged in informing such passengers who have booked tickets in advance with regard to operation/cancellation of services & also the facilities available to cancel tickets. The contact numbers of Awatar Section are – 7760990034 & 7760990035. 9. Establishment of relief operations Squad: To facilitate rescue & relief operations owing to heavy rains and landslides mainly focusing the stranded passengers, a team consisting the following officers are formed.