In a bid to ensure better connectivity between Ernakulam city and interior places in Idukki district, the KSRTC will operate new services to Kattappana and Kumily. The fast passenger buses will start their services from Ernakulam depot on Friday.
According to assistant transport officer (ATO) Sateesh Kumar, these services will give a boost to the economic development of rural areas in Idukki district. The bus to Kattappana is scheduled to leave the city at 1.30pm. It will pass through Tripunithura, Muvattupuzha, Vannapuram, Chelachuvadu and Thopramkudy to reach Kattappana.
The bus to Kumily will leave Kochi at 3.50pm and pass through Kakkanad, Muvattupuzha, Vannapuram, Chelachuvadu, Thopramkudy and Kattappana to reach Kumily at 10.30pm.
On the introduction of new city services, the ATO said that the Ernakulam depot was yet to start services of four low-floor non A/C buses due to shortage of staff. “We don’t have enough drivers and conductors, and we are awaiting appointments through employment exchange,” he said.
Meanwhile, two modified low-floor buses have begun service from Perumbavoor depot. These buses will connect Perumbavoor with places such as Ernakulam, Aluva, Nedumbassery and Kakkanad.
News: Times Of India