Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
() or KSRTC
is the state owned road transportation company in Karnataka.
KSRTC was set up in the year 1961 under the provisions of Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. It is wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka
. The Government of India
is also a shareholder in this corporation. KSRTC is also known for its introduction of Volvo B7RLE
low body city buses. These buses are air conditioned, with improved tyre suspensions, a far cry from the other old members of fleet.
Till August 1997, KSRTC had a fleet of 10,400 buses, operating about 9500 schedules. In August 1997, KSRTC was divided and a new corporation by the name Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
(BMTC). In November 1997, another new road transport corporation called North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) was formed to cater to the transportation needs of North Western parts of Karnataka.Recently, the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) was also formed with its corporate office in Gulbarga
.The company runs a fleet of buses of all types like ordinary,semi-luxury, deluxe, and air-conditioned Volvo "Airavat" buses. The KSRTC operates services within Karnataka as well as far flung destinations such as Trivandrum
, and Vijayawada
, among others. The KSRTC runs different type of buses to suit every section of the society.
KSRTC services almost all villages in Karnataka
. At present, 92%... Read More