Mangaluru: The Mangaluru and Puttur divisions of KSRTC have suffered losses to the music of Rs 86 crore in income right through April and May because of lockdown.
While the Mangaluru department misplaced Rs 54 crore in the ones two months, the Puttur department misplaced about Rs 32 crore.
Mangaluru department is but to get Rs 2.three crore from the federal government as fee for ferrying migrant labourers to other locations. At provide, the Mangaluru department runs a mean of 100 buses in line with day as in line with the protection tips of the federal government. Meanwhile, Puttur department operates 70 buses in line with day.
KSRTC Puttur divisional controller Nagendra instructed STOI that the department has now not but calculated the real lack of benefit. However, he stated the department has misplaced Rs 32 crore in the case of its assortment in two months. “We nonetheless have confusion over the calculation of loss. We need to imagine many components ahead of calculating it. The reasonable per thirty days turnover of our department is Rs 16 crore. Hence, the loss in the case of trade for 2 months is roughly Rs 32 crore,” Nagendra stated.
The department was once working just about 560 buses on a regular basis previous to the lockdown. However, the quantity decreased to 60-70 after the lockdown was once eased, he stated, including that the department would possibly resume evening services and products on Monday.
KSRTC Mangaluru divisional controller S N Aruna stated the department has been working 90-110 buses on a regular basis after the lockdown was once eased.
“Prior to lockdown, our department was once working about 545 buses on a regular basis. It is handiest 90-110 now. We have resumed the evening services and products on long-distance routes like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Ballari at 7pm. Similarly, Sarige buses also are plying on far away routes,” he added.