KSRTC depots to be computerised by Jan. 26

THRISSUR, DEC. 29. The Transport Minister, Mr. K.B. Ganesh Kumar, today announced that all transport depots in the State would be computerised before January 26 next. Once the computerisation drive is over, the monthly revenue-expenditure of the depots will be put up on the notice boards of the respective depots. He said that a mobile computer training unit will be set up to train employees of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).

The Minister said this after inaugurating a waiting room at the KSRTC depot here on Saturday.

The Minister blamed the former Ministers for the losses incurred by the KSRTC.

He said the Corporation was formally inaugurated by the Dewan of erstwhile Travancore kingdom, Sir C.P. Ramaswamy, ``with a view to ending the monopoly of private operators and not for the progress of the State. The subsequent Ministers who handled this portfolio added to the loss with their inefficient style of functioning.''

The Minister said that he had scaled down the margin of loss of the KSRTC from Rs. 15.5 crores to Rs. 5.5 crores after assuming charge as Minister. The loss would be reduced to Rs. 3.5 crores within two months, he claimed.

The executive director, Mr. K.V. Narayanan, and the district transport officer, Mr. Gangadharan, were also present at the function.

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