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KSRTC flies high with services to airport

KSRTC on Monday introduced the first inter-State Fly Bus with the lauch of a service to Salem in Tamil Nadu.

KSRTC on Monday introduced the first inter-State Fly Bus with the lauch of a service to Salem in Tamil Nadu.   | Photo Credit: G_P_Sampath Kumar

Introduces Fly Bus to Madikeri and also to Salem in Tamil Nadu

With the ‘Fly Bus’ concept of providing direct services from towns and cities to Kempegowda International Airport becoming lucrative, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has introduced the first ever inter-State service to Salem in Tamil Nadu.

The Fly Bus will leave the airport at 10 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. From Salem, the bus to the airport will leave at 4.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are priced at ₹800.

On Monday, KSRTC also introduced a Fly Bus service to Madikeri to help tourists (departs KIA at 12.30 p.m. and leaves Madikeri at 11.30 p.m.)

The newly introduced bus services offer increased leg room, 2+1 seats, chemical toilets, passenger information system on flight timings and other facilities.

In the coming days, the corporation plans to expand the service to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Kozhikode in Kerala.

"In 2014, the Corporation started Fly Bus services to Mysuru, which has been receiving good patronage. The international airport in the city is being used by air passengers from various places in the neighbouring States. To reach the airport, air passenger are now relying on taxis for which they spend in the thousands. The Fly Bus service offers luxury travel at a much cheaper rate. We are in touch with the Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu governments to introduce new services,” said Transport Minister H.M. Revanna who inaugurated the services on Monday.

Following good response to the first service linking KIA with Mysuru, KSRTC had increased the number of buses on the route to six. Later, two buses were introduced from KIA to Kundapura via Manipal.

The Corporation claims that more than 4.40 lakh people have used the service till date.

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