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NEKRTC incurs Rs eight crore loss: MD The losses calculated in the last two days is Rs 1.5 crore; Vijayapura, Ballari buses called off

NEKRTC incurs Rs eight crore loss: MD
The losses calculated in the last two days is Rs 1.5 crore; Vijayapura, Ballari buses called off

In the last two days, North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation NEKSRTC has cancelled most of its services incurring losses to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore Beginning from the month of March alone, the losses arc cal­culated up Rs eight crore
NEKSRTC Managing Director Zahira Nasim told media per­sons hereon Friday in the Last two days services of 1074 buses have been called off against 4,255 buses hitting the roads during normal days. The ser­vices of another 600 buses are made available only if the situ­ation warrants. For two days NEKSRTC has suffered a loss of Rs. 1.5 crore on a daily basis. Compared to the correspond­ing period of the previous year, revenue in the month of March has come down drastically, with the estimated loss of Rs eight crore Following the widespread fear over Coronavirus, the annual Sharanabasaveshwara Jatra which began from March 13 and scheduled to end on March 25 is also not attract­ing much

devotees this time. Most of the people have stopped travelling in buses due to the fear Apart from withdrawing the buses plying towards Maha­rashtra, buses being operated on Vijayapura and Ballari routes and vice-versa are also cancelled, for now, complying with the order of deputy com­missioners of Ballari and Vi­jayapura, the officer said. Zahera
Nasim added, The fleet of buses operated towards  Telangana & Andhra Pradesh has also been reduced to some ex­tent. Usually, 240 buses were be­ing operated on inter-state routes and the services of 50 to 60 buses have been withdrawn As many people from the district have gone on a padayatra to Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh ahead of Ugadi festival, we have planned to operate some buses to enable them on their return course of the journey,” she said Nasim requested the peo­ple to travel the only if it is inevitable and avoid travelling in view of keeping good health.
Chief Traffic Officer Kotappa was also present. was also present.

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