Public transport in Kerala only as per central guidelines


Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran on Thursday said that the resuming of public transport in Kerala after the lockdown will be according to the guidelines of the central government.

Speaking to the media here, Saseendran said the various modalities of running public transport vehicles (buses) will depend on the Centre.

“At the moment special services are being operated to carry people arriving at airports,” said the Minister.
He said the demand for the private bus operators to increase the bus fares is a valid one.

On Monday, the state-owned Kerala Road Transport Corporation started to operate special services from nine city depots in the state capital district to carry only state secretariat employees.

“For this service, we charged double the fare. When it is open for the public, we will have to decide what rates have to be charged,” added Saseendran.

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