KSRTC seeks professional touch, partners with transport consulting firm
Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the revival of the situation, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation KSRTC entered into an agreement with Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) to professionalize the operation of the company and improve the efficiency of its transport services. bus. The KSRTC also plans to enforce strict timetables for bus services as part of attracting train passengers to its buses.
The DIMTS is a special purpose vehicle that coordinates public transport systems in cities like Delhi. DIMTS operates for hire around 350 private buses in Delhi.
DIMTS will appoint four professionals, who have over 20 years of experience in traffic, service operations, IT and data analytics, to the KSRTC. Their total monthly remuneration will be Rs 15 lakh. The daily operations of the KSRTC will be overseen by them. A team of experts selected from the KSRTC will receive training within them. In addition, the KSRTC will appoint a chartered accountant, an internal auditor and an accountant.
The Sushil Khanna report, which examined the problems facing the KSRTC, had earlier suggested that people with professional skills should be appointed to the highest level of the KSRTC. Although the KSRTC advertised to recruit such talent, it did not get the required hands. The new movement is to overcome this difficulty.
A non-stop bypass runner will soon hit the roads
KSRTC chief executive Biju Prabhakar has asked officials to start nonstop bypass service soon, as well as existing bus services that do not enter KSRTC depots in busy cities. Non-stop bypass services will begin by December 15.
The plan is to offer non-stop service if around 40 people have booked tickets to Ernakulam from Thiruvananthapuram. According to the plan, it will only take two hours for the Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam journey and three and a half hours for the Kochi-Kozhikode journey. Low-floor, air-conditioned and luxury buses will be used for this service.