The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) the state-owned road transportation company in Karnataka, is one of the forward looking STU and prominent in inducting new high end buses and technologies in India. KSRTC is currently having around 8010 buses with a staff strength of 36367 and serves to 25.56 lakh passengers, covering 26.26 lakh kms per day and spreading its bus network to seven neighbouring states and earning average daily revenue of Rs.8.32 crores.
Its now learnt that buses that have covered more than nine lakh kilometres will be off the roads by March this year and KSRTC will add 5,500 more buses to its fleet by May. During the inauguration of KSRTC depot at Belur on Monday, transport minister Mr.Reddy, commented about this.
KSRTC has built the depot on a piece of land spreading over three acres and 19 guntas at Shantinagar in Belur. The depot has a capacity to handle 100 buses. The facility also has a diesel bunk, rest rooms, administrative block, and an accounts section. The corporation spent ₹3.10 crore for the depot.