Deccan Chronicle has published an article about the topic “KSRTC hits the jackpot with AC buses in Kochi“. The article which written by Abhish K Bose clearly shows that the Low Floor AC Buses introduced in the city has become a big hit.
The article from Deccan Chronicle says that
The low floor air-conditioned buses of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have become a big hit.
Nearly two years after they were introduced in the city, the 35 buses rake in daily revenue of up to nearly Rs 5 lakh.
“On weekends and Mondays, the revenue does touch the Rs5 lakh mark,” said KSRTC controlling inspector, Mr Antony PX.
As of now, KSRTC has 37 buses in the city with two in reserve covering all parts of the district, including Koothattukulam, Muvattupuzha, North Paravoor, Angamaly, airport, Mattancherry and Aroor while transporting around 18,000 passengers.
“The buses were introduced under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) to enhance the quality of public transport. Most of the commuters who own private vehicles now use public transport,” said KSRTC zonal officer Mr V.V. Sasi.
In Thiruvananthapuram, there are 20 such buses and the average daily revenue is Rs 2 lakh. Plans are afoot to expand the services, said JNURM special officer, Mr Sharaf Muhammed.
“ More than half the regular commuters are IT professionals, senior government officials and businessmen. Another 50 buses have been allotted for the district of which five will be on the roads in a fortnight,” said Mr Sasi.
“I now read newspapers and use my laptop if needed, while travelling dust-free these days,” says Aluva sub-registrar, Mr K.P. Xavier.