In fact, 61 villages in Bengaluru Rural district remain unconnected by KSRTC.” Shivamogga district has the worst bus connectivity with 1,131 villages still not having KSRTC services.
BENGALURU: When it comes to rural bus accessibility in the state, Hassan district tops the list: Barring one, all 2,452 villages in the district have bus connectivity This is in contrast with other districts where the number of villages lacking bus services ranges from 29 to 1,131.
TimesView While Hassan has clinched the top spot on the bus connectivity front, it’s a pity that villagers from Shivamogga and Tumakuru have to walk the extra mile or endure backbreaking rides in the absence of KSRTC services.
Of the remaining 1,357 villages, KSRTC is operating in 1,227.KSRTC officials said they can operate in non-nationalized villages only after receiving permits from the transport department.
“We normally don’t get route permits to run services in non-nationalized villages even if there is a huge demand from people.
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