Financial crisis plus fuel shortage; KSRTC decides to cut 3 lakh km running distance

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Kannur: In the wake of financial crisis and fuel shortage, KSRTC has decided to cut bus services in 3, 33, 117 kilometres across the state per day.

KSRTC authority has directed zonal officers to follow the direction without fail. With this, KSRTC bus services will be interrupted in various areas.

The authority had earlier directed to cut down 40 percent of services and the new order has been issued to reduce the daily fuel usage.

KSRTC operates 5,400 schedules in the state. Among these, services that are not earning at least Rs 8,000 per day will be cancelled.

The company reportedly spends Rs 3.5 crore for diesel. In order to reduce the expenditure by Rs 2.5 crore, the running distance will be cut down.

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