KSRTC plies extra buses this weekend, boarding points changed

KSTC bus on its way to Hassan. Pic: Pavan Kulkarni

Anticipating that a large number of people will travel outside and into the city over this weekend on account of Friday being an off for May-day, KSRTC has arranged 30 additional buses for the three-day period between 30th April and 2nd May.

These buses will operate from Mysore Road Bus Station, Basaveshwara Bus Station Peenya, Vijaynagar TTMC, Ganganagara, Malleshwaram 18th Cross bus stand and a number of other pick up points. However, not all buses have been reserved so far, and only if there is a demand for more, these buses will hit the roads.

Those who have booked their tickets in advance can board the buses at all these points and do not have to go to Majestic bus stand. There is shortage of space for buses at the KSRTC bus-stand in Majestic due to the ongoing metro work in this area – construction of underground station, concreting for the station etc.

To avoid inconvenience caused by this shortage of space coupled with large number of passengers expected to board the buses over this long weekend, the KSRTC has advised its passengers to book their tickets in advance and board the buses in any of the number of pick-up point across the city instead of heading to Majestic.

However, if you are planning to travel without an advanced reservation on the route to Davangere, Hubli, Hospet, Bellary and Shivamogga, you are required to board the buses on the BMTC service road in front of the Majestic bus-stand.

But be informed that express buses to Tamil Nadu or Kerala do not start from Majestic but from Shantinagar, and those going to Mysore start from Mysore Road Bus Stand. All unreserved buses must be boarded from their starting points. Apart from changes in the starting points, no changes have been made to the bus routes.

KSTRC have requested the potential passengers to book tickets in advance, not only for the convenience of the passengers, but also to make it easy for the KSRTC to arrange for buses on time. Upon reserving a ticket, you will receive the bus number and phone number of the ticket collector through an SMS. As a precautionary measure to avoid confusion, it is advisable to call and confirm your pick-up point and timing.

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