The late night rail passengers coming in the Jan Shatabdi express to the Thiruvananthapuram railway station need not worry about catching an auto rickshaw by paying high fares to reach destination.
A low-floor AC bus operated by the KSRTC parked on the railway station premises will ply the passengers who would arrive by Jan Shatabdi at 8.50 pm to various points in the city from Thursday.
The bus would run from the railway station to the Medical college covering places like statue, Palayam, General Hospital, Kesavadasapuram and Kannammoola.
KSRTC has obtained the permit from the railway authorities to park the bus inside the station premises, which means that the passengers will not have to hover around for catching the bus.
According to expressbuzz,
Presently, similar services are being operated from Kochuveli railway station in the early hours plying passengers to the city, which has been receiving a favourable response. The KSRTC is operating a low-floor AC bus every Friday in tandem with a train reaching the station at 3.10 am. In addition, another bus is being operated without schedule – as and when the railway authorities inform the KSRTC about the arrival of a particular train at Kochuveli.
“The transportation problem in the late-night hours has come to our notice. We would explore the possibility of diversifying the late-night or early-hour bus services in other cities like Kozhikode and Ernakulam and, if required, to more towns,” Transport Department principal secretary Tom Jose told Express.
The decision has also come in the wake of increasing atrocities against passengers, especially against women and the vulnerable, who alight at destinations during the late hours.