KSRTC to roll out women-only ‘Pink Buses’

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is expected to shortly roll out women-only ‘Pink Buses’.

In the initial phase, two buses will be launched in Thiruvananthapuram.

“Such buses having women conductors can be launched in Kochi too within a couple of months. To begin with, two buses could be allotted for Kochi, depending on the patronage for the services in Thiruvananthapuram”, said M.G Rajamanickam, MD of KSRTC.

“There is widespread demand for a safe, comfortable public transportation mode in cities, especially during peak hours when buses are overcrowded. More services can be introduced based on passenger patronage for the proposed buses. The capital investment on a bus comes to around Rs 20 lakh, while we would have to recruit at least two drivers and two conductors as crew”, he added.

(Agencies)

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