Karnataka: Covid surge results in reduced bus travel among all 4 RTCs

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24-12-2023

    The trend is being witnessed over the last 2 to 3 days

    The trend is particularly more marked among women

    Reduction is close to 2 lakh passangers per day

The surge in Covid-19 cases has affected bus transport across the state of Karnataka. The drop in number if assangers is in lakhs. The trend is particularly more marked among women. With the potency of the JN1 Variant is still not known, people are choosing to be on the safer side. The risk of infection becomes higher with such modes of public transport. The trend is being witnessed over the last 2 to 3 days. This has been noted not just with the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) but also the Karnataka State Regional Transport Corporation (KSRTC) , the Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC) and the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC). 

The Shakti Scheme which guaranteed free travel for women across the state had boosted the numbers for these bus service agencies. The upward trend has seen a halt after a period of 6 months. 

If one were to compare the figures from 19th December with the figures from 22nd December the reduction in number taking into account all 4 Regional Transport Corporations is 197,208 passengers per day. BMTC alone contributes 69,641 passengers among this. The reduction in passengers in KSRTC buses is 102,399. NWKRTC AND KKRTC contribute 10,443 passengers and 15,125 passengers respectively to this figure.

Karnataka: Covid surge results in reduced bus travel among all 4 RTCs

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    The trend is being witnessed over the last 2 to 3 days

    The trend is particularly more marked among women

    Reduction is close to 2 lakh passangers per day

The surge in Covid-19 cases has affected bus transport across the state of Karnataka. The drop in number if assangers is in lakhs. The trend is particularly more marked among women. With the potency of the JN1 Variant is still not known, people are choosing to be on the safer side. The risk of infection becomes higher with such modes of public transport. The trend is being witnessed over the last 2 to 3 days. This has been noted not just with the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) but also the Karnataka State Regional Transport Corporation (KSRTC) , the Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC) and the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC). 

The Shakti Scheme which guaranteed free travel for women across the state had boosted the numbers for these bus service agencies. The upward trend has seen a halt after a period of 6 months. 

If one were to compare the figures from 19th December with the figures from 22nd December the reduction in number taking into account all 4 Regional Transport Corporations is 197,208 passengers per day. BMTC alone contributes 69,641 passengers among this. The reduction in passengers in KSRTC buses is 102,399. NWKRTC AND KKRTC contribute 10,443 passengers and 15,125 passengers respectively to this figure.

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