Ernakulam-Kottayam fare has been fixed at Rs. 120
The low-floor air-conditioned bus services that were launched by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in the district on Monday brought joy to the faces of many regular commuters.
The KSRTC has commenced services from Ernakulam to Kottayam and Pala. In its initial phase, there will be three services to and fro daily along the routes.
Eager passengers were made to wait a bit longer than expected to board the first such bus service from the district. While the bus was expected to arrive at the Kottayam bus station at 8.10 a.m., it arrived nearly 30 minutes late. The delay failed to dampen the enthusiasm among the commuters as the bus was filled on its return journey.
As per the schedule, the services from Kottayam to Ernakulam via. Vaikom will commence at 8.30 a.m., 1.20 p.m. and 7 p.m. The bus fare for the journey has been fixed at Rs. 120. The bus stops along the route are Nagampadom, Samkranthi, Adichira, Ettumanoor, Kuruppanthara, Kaduthuruthy, Appanchira, Thalayolaparambu, Vaikom, Toll junction, South Paravur, Nadakavu, Tripunithura, Vytilla and Ernakulam South.
The services from Pala to Ernakulam via. Koothattukulam and Piravom will commence at 8.10 a.m., 1.20 p.m. and 7.10 p.m. The bus stops on the way are at Chakampuzha, Ramapuram, Amanakara, Koothattukulam, Valiyappadom, Koorapally, Anchalpetty, Onakkoor bridge, Piravom, Peppathy, Arakunnam, Mulanthuruthy, Nadakavu, Tripunithura and Vytilla.