Mahashivarathri festival: KSRTC to operate 450 extra buses

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will operate 450 additional buses to various destinations in the State on February 23 and 24 to clear extra rush for Mahashivarathri festival. Special buses will be operated from various places of Intra & Interstate to Bengaluru on February 26.

Special buses will be exclusively operated from Bengaluru Kempegowda Bus Station to Dharmastala, Kukkesubramanya, Shivamogga, Hassan, Mangaluru, Kundapura, Sringeri, Horanadu, Davangere, Hubballi, Dharawad, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Koppala, Yadgir, Bidar, Tirupathi, Pavagada, Hosadurga and other places.

Special buses from Mysuru Road Bus Station will be exclusively operated towards Mysuru, Hunsur, Piriyapatna, Virajpet, Kushalanagar and Madikeri routes.

All premier special buses will be operated from Shanthinagar BMTC Bus Stand to Madurai, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and other places in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The special buses with advance reservation will be operated from Vijayanagara, J.P. Nagar, Jayanagar 4th Block and 9th Block, Jalahalli Cross, Navarang(Rajajinagar), Malleshwaram 18th Cross, and Kengeri Satellite Town to Shivamogga, Davanagere, Tirupathi, Mangaluru, Kundapur, Sringeri, Horanadu, Kukkesubramanya, Dharmastala and other places based on the traffic potential.

The special buses towards North West Karnataka (Hubballi, Dharwar, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, etc.) having advance reservation will be operated from Mysuru Road Bus Station. Buses without advance reservation will be operated from Kempegowda Bus Station.

The special buses towards North East Karnataka (Kalaburagi, Ballari, Raichur, Hosapete, Koppal, Yadgir, Bidar, etc) having advance reservation will be operated from Sri Basaweshwara Bus Station (Peenya). Buses without advance reservation will be operated from Kempegowda Bus Station.

Passengers can book tickets online by logging on to www.ksrtc.in. Advance reservation of tickets for the special and scheduled buses of KSRTC can be booked through 148 counters in Bengaluru City, 18 counters in Mysuru and 34 counters in Mangaluru and other 230 computerized reservation counters of KSRTC located at other places in Karnataka.

A discount of 5% on the fare will be extended, if four or more passengers book tickets in a single ticket and a discount of 10% is offered on the return journey ticket if onward and downward journey tickets are booked simultaneously.

 

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