KSRTC service from Bengaluru to Tamil Nadu resumes
Bengaluru, Dec 7: The KSRTC bus services between Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu have resumed from Wednesday. The situation remained peaceful and a large number of policemen were deployed along the corridor as a precautionary measure. The KSRTC had withdrawn its operations between Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu following an incident of stone pelting near Tiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu on Monday morning over the Jayalalithaa issue.
Passengers travelling between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday had faced severe hardship because of the sudden cancellation of bus services.
The KSRTC buses plying between Chennai - Hubballi and Chennai-Chikkamagaluru were also targeted and their glasses were damaged on Monday evening in Vellore, the KSRTC official said. He added that they don't want to take risk by plying buses to Tamil Nadu. "We don't want to compromise on the safety of our passengers and vehicles. The relationship between two states was not well because of the Cauvery issue. So chances of miscreants targeting our vehicles is more," he said.
While KSRTC operates an average 410 schedules to Tamil Nadu daily, TNSTC operates 596 schedules every day, several passengers were stranded in bus terminus because of the cancellation of services.