Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

Published: 27th May 2010
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KSRTC is the government owned transport corporation of Karnataka. KSRTC operates around 5700 schedules and with a fleet of 6600 buses. KSRTC online booking can be done through KSRTC website or make KSRTC reservation at various counters of KSRTC in Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka. You can also reserve your seats through KSRTC booking agents in different places and at Bangalore One counters.Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates buses with in Karnataka and outside Karnataka. KSRTC also runs buses to Chennai, Tirupathi and Hyderabad. Ksrtc also runs Volvo a.c. buses. Passengers can book bus e tickets online at the official website of ksrtc.Ksrtc was formed in the year 1961. Subsequently 3 corporations were formed from the original corporation.The three corporations formed from KSRTC are BMTC for Bangalore, NWKRTC for Hubli and NEKRTC for Gulburga.KSRTC and the above said corporations are responsible for operating bus services within the state of Karnataka and to other neighboring states.KSRTC has won many accolades for its outstanding performance in the transport industry. KSRTC has many firsts to its credit.It was the first state in India to implement Electronic Ticketing Machines in all routes of KSRTC. It was the first state transport corporation in India to have a web based passenger reservation system Called as AWATAR Anywhere Anytime Advance Reservation. KSRTC operates a centralized Control Room to monitor the various factors affecting the bus operations.The information received here is passed on the field level officers for immediate attention.This is first of its kind in Indian State Transport Undertakings. KSRTC is the first state Transport Corporation to start fitment of multiplex wiring system. KSRTC is the first to use GPS/GPRS based passenger information systems and bus related Intelligent Transport System in its vehicles.Due to the positive response from the people, KSRTC is planning to implement these in the entire fleet of vehicles. KSRTC is the first STU to induct 150 buses under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission JnNURM scheme. KSRTC is the first STU in south east Asia to introduce Enerdiesel Ethanol blended Diesel to reduce pollutant vehicular emissions. KSRTC is the first to implement Clean Development Mechanism CDM i.e.fuel switch project bio diesel and ethanol blends. The system for recruiting drivers and drivers cum conductors is based on computer automated driving track with no human intervention to recruit the best in the industry. Since the fares of high end A/c buses are out of reach to common man, KSRTC has introduced SHEETAL Bus - A common mans A/c bus at affordable fares. A new type of emergency door, taking into consideration the needs of physically challenged, aged, women and children, has been fabricated and fitted in KSRTC buses. To increase the life of the bus, CO2 MIG welding is used for construction of buses. It also helps to reduce the repair cost. There are many types of buses in KSRTC fleet like Karnataka Saarige, Karnataka Saarige Bus with composite structure, Rajahamsa Executive Bus, Sheetal, KAVERI Medium floor City Bus, Corona AMBAARICorona AMBAARI Sleeper bus, Airavat, Volvo VAIBHAVA low floor city bus, Mercedes-Benz bus and Volvo 6×2 Multi Axle Inter City bus etc.KSRTC has been the pioneer in adopting Information and communications technology in its administrative and operational processes. The most popular among its initiatives are AWATAR and ETMs.AWATAR is a web based passenger reservation system. Around 25000 tickets are booked using this facility on peak days.

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