Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will operate 3,000 buses from today ie; May 21, 2021 with 50 per cent seating capacity, as government eases covid-19 restrictions in the state.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Sunday said it plans to operate around 3,000 buses starting June 21 with the government easing COVID-19 restrictions and allowing bus operations with passengers.

KSRTC stated that, "The Government of Karnataka has issued orders relaxing the Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the state, except in Mysuru District and has permitted bus operations with 50 per cent seating capacity,"

Corporation said it will start local and inter-district long route bus operations from June 21, excluding Mysore district, depending on traffic density and need.

On inter-state operations, a decision will be taken in the coming days, keeping in view the guidelines of the respective states, KSRTC said and requested passengers to compulsorily follow the COVID-19 guidelines while traveling in corporation buses.

In the fresh Covid guidelines announced on Saturday, the government had said that buses are allowed to operate with 50 per cent seating capacity, strictly adhering to the appropriate Covid practices, and standing travel will not be allowed. In Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation will resume around 2,000 operations from 6 am to 7 pm on Monday, as per official sources.

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