Mangaluru City has implemented a new system for its bus transportation. According to DCP (crime and traffic) BP Dinesh Kumar, all city and service buses, including KSRTC and contract carriage buses, will only stop at the Service bus stand from now on. This decision was made following a meeting between city police commissioner Kuldeep Kumar Jain and stakeholders on Friday.
The new system was implemented last Saturday and will reduce traffic congestion on the route. The road leading to the bus stand will now be reserved only for buses, while the parallel road via Hamilton Circle will be used by other vehicles. As many as 940 buses, including KSRTC buses, city buses, and service and contract carriage buses, will stop only at the bus station, and not on the roadside. The bus station has one entry and two exit points.
A meeting was held with the representatives of the Canara Bus Operators Association, City Bus Operators Association KSRTC, contract carriage owners, and officials from the Mangaluru Smart City Limited, Mangaluru City Corporation, and the RTO in this regard. The police officials inspected the place before introducing the changes.
The decision to implement the new system aims to streamline the bus transportation system in Mangaluru City and improve traffic flow.