HISTORY

KSRTC was set up in 1961 under the provisions of Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. It is wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka. TheGovernment of India is also a shareholder in this corporation. KSRTC is also known for its introduction of Volvo B7RLE low body city buses. These buses are air conditioned, with improved tyre suspensions, a far cry from the other old members of fleet. Till August 1997, KSRTC had a fleet of 10,400 buses, operating about 9500 schedules. In August 1997, KSRTC was divided and a new corporation by the name Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). In November 1997, another new road transport corporation called North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) was formed to cater to the transportation needs of North Western parts of Karnataka. Recently, the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) was also formed with its corporate office in Gulbarga. The company runs a fleet of buses of all types like ordinary,semiluxury, deluxe, and air-conditioned Volvo "Airavat" buses. The KSRTC operates services within Karnataka as well as far flung destinations such as Trivandrum, Mumbai, andVijayawada, among others. The KSRTC runs different type of buses to suit every section of the society. Their main mission is “Meeting Challenges with Innovation”. KSRTC services almost all villages in Karnataka. At present, 92% villages are served by KSRTC (6743 out of 7298 Villages) and 44% in other areas (6743 out of 7298). KSRTC operates 6463 schedules in a day covering an effective distance of 23.74 lakh km with a total fleet of 7599 buses. It transports, on an average, 24.57 lakh passengers per day. BANGALORE, JUNE 20 The Karnataka State Road Tansport Corporation’s (KSRTC) investment in innovative projects to cut energy bill has paid off. Addressing a workshop ‘Green Economy – The way for sustainable public transport’, Mr Manjunath Prasad, managing director, KSTRC, said the corporation has gained substantially in experimenting and implementing projects such as exploring second and third generation bio-fuels and lubricants in transport operations, energy management and afforestation to reduce the carbon footprint.

KSRTC is now exploring bamboo bus flooring to reduce dependence on ply boards. “Bamboo flooring is superior to the conventional compressed ply boards in strength, durability, dimensional stability and fuel efficiency,” he said. “We expect to get better mileage as bamboo mat boards are 15 per cent lighter than the regular ply boards,” he added. The corporation has developed its own environment systems with regard to underground tank with dozing system for ethanol usage in Mysore city. Diesel particulate filters for vehicles in Mysore reduce emission and flame arrestors for ethanol dozed vehicles ensure safety. Mr Prasad said the corporation has achieved fuel efficiency improvement through innovative system of fitment of carbon pod as well. Under the alternative fuel programme, the corporation has implemented bio-diesel at its Doddaballapur depot and expansion is planned at five depots in the ratio of 10 per cent. As of now, 21 depots are commissioned for blending of ethanol diesel that is 7.7 per cent ethanol plus 0.5 per cent solubiliser plus 91.8 per cent diesel. As for energy management, the corporation has been installing solar lighting at rural bus stations and depots. “So far we have installed 45 numbers of two KWp and 126 numbers of 300 Wp,” he said. “The corporation has been doing regular energy audit at all our depots, divisional workshop and central office for conservation and optimisation of energy conservation,” he added. Afforestation is another programme given importance and is regularly monitored. All units are given targets annually to carry out the activity and so far 3.5 lakh saplings have been planted. Keywords: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, KSRTC, innovative projects, energy conservation,

6. Safety Award for 2001-02 by the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport. India. Chief Minister Rathna Award-2009-10 13. Union Transport Minister’s Trophy for lowest accident during 199699. Golden Peacock International Award for 2002 (runners-up). 1997-00 and 1998-01. PCRA Award 2001-02 and 2002-03. Earth Care Award-2010 12. Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award 2004 (second time). Urban Mobility India -2009 10. Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for 2003 (winner). 4. Divisional Offices: 12(including newly opened Putur division ) Bus Depots: 66 Bus Stations: 124 Bus Bodybuilding Workshops: 10 printing Presses:1 Driver and others Training Institutes: 3 Hospital: 2 782 Officers/Employees Quarters one Sports Complex. 5. mBillionth South Asia Awards -2010 11. IRTE Pince Michale International Road Safety Award 2001.Logo of KSRTC Office And Other Facilities           KSRTC has one Corporate office in Bangalore. 'Public Sector bus fleet operator of the year' award from Apollo group . 2. Awards And Recognition 1. 8. 9. Parisara Award 2001 by the State Govt. 7. 3.

05 151.79 607. loans and advances Deferred Revenue Expenditure Accumulated loss TOTAL 1340.23 18.28 732.Finance Performance FINANCIAL POSITION AND WORKING RESULTS (Rs.72 0.28 924.49 142.40 .00 4.75 262.40 2009-10 291.48 274.89 95. in Crores) LIABILITIES Capital Reserves Borrowings Trade dues and oher current liabilities Total ASSETS Gross Block Less Depreciation Net Fixed assets Capital work in Progress Investments Current Assets.91 924.

Airavath Superia Volvo AC with Chemical Toilet facility.Total Revenue (Operating and NonOperating) 2.36 1697.85 Official Names of Bus Services              Airavath Bliss Volvo AC with Chemical Toilet. City and Suburban services Karnataka Saarige Airavat Volvo AC Rajahamsa Executive (Deluxe) Mofussil Sheetal AC Ambaari AC (Corona Sleeper/Executive) Mercedes-Benz Bus AC Airavat Club Class ( High-end Volvo and Mercedes-Benz multi-axle buses) Non-AC Sleeper Bus.51 48. in Crores) 2009-10 1.WORKING RESULTS (Rs.Total Expenditure (Operating and NonOperating) 3.Profit for the year 1746. Pantry and Wi-Fi facilities. Karnataka Vaibhav . Minibuses.

occupied & Disabled status with display light. Easy to operate system to help clean out waste. Auto Flush if the passenger has left the toilet without flushing.Multi-axle buses with special amenities The salient features of Airavat Bliss are as follows: • • • • • • • Dashboard controls for all cubicle actions. oven and freezer is designated to facilitae hot pre-packaged food as well as tea. Hand Wash System with '10 seconds' water saving operation. In-bus Entertainment-60 plus live channels on individual seats and Wi-Fi on the move . Vacant. The onboard pantry with coffee maker. coffee and milk.

Auto Flush if the passenger has left the toilet without flushing. . Hand Wash System with '10 seconds' water saving operation. Vacant. Easy to operate system to help clean out waste. occupied & Disabled status with display light.Multi-axle buses with special amenities The salient features of Airavat Bliss are as follows: • • • • • Dashboard controls for all cubicle actions.

Airavat Club Class (Sleep like a baby) The salient features of Volvo 6x2 Multi Axle Inter City bus are as follows: • • • • • • • • The 13. reclining luxurious passenger seats. imported floor carpeting. Full air suspension. ergonomically designed executive. This bus is provided with 53 nos. comfortable. The window glasses are toughened and provide clear vision to the passengers. The passenger saloon is provided with ultra modern interiors. . Emergency door is provided on right hand side of the bus for more safety to passengers. This bus is provided with good branded "carrier" make air-conditioner with excellent cooling effect to make the journey comfortable & cool. The said buses are provided with multi axle which enhances the comfort level for long distance travel. reclining hitech passenger seats. high mounted 2 LCD TVs of 26" & 17" to have better viewing pleasure for passengers. Front panel is designed to increase the driver`s vision area and aesthetic look of the bus.8 mtr length fully built bus developed exclusively for passenger transport. fitted with two air bellows in the front and six air bellows in the rear to offer a high degree of ride comfort.

. Mobile and Lap Top chargers are provided for passengers use. LCD TV provided for passenger entertainment Four Emergency Exits and one Emergency Door provided on right hand side of the bus for more safety to passengers. Computerized Speed control. 10 Cu mt luggage space under the passenger seating area. Luxurious and Comfortable reclining seats. Front panel design modified to increase the driver vision area and aesthetic look of the bus. CRDI Ignition system. Light Green Tinted Toughened Glasses provided for clear vision.Airavat Volvo The salient features of Airavat Volvo are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • Full Air Suspension on all four wheels for comfortable journey. 45 Ergonomically designed Executive Passenger Seats.

. The interiors are covered with rexine cloth.Rajahamsa The salient features of Rajahamsa Executive Bus Service are as follows: • • • • • • • • Constructed on Ashok Leyland 244” WB Chassis fitted with 165 HP Engine. The exterior is painted with 2K-PU metallic paint. Fitted with single windshield laminated glass. Chassis fitted with all Weveller suspension Fitted with Improvised Hi-Tech Reclining passenger seats of 43 seating capacity with 2x2 configuration. Provided sound proof Driver partition. Body built by Regional Workshop & out side agencies also.

45 ergonomically designed executive passenger seats. Approximately 10 Cu mtr luggage space is provided under passenger seating area. Front panel is designed to increase the driver vision area and aesthetic look of the bus.Mercedes Benz The salient features of Mercedes Benz Bus Service are as follows: • • • • • • • • • The 12 mtr length bus is built on 0 500 R 1830 chassis developed exclusively for passenger transport. Full Air Suspension ensures superior comfort and safety to meet the needs of the passengers The vehicle is fitted with “latest Carrier Generation-IV” make Air conditioning system which enhances the comfort level of the travelling public. luxurious and comfortable reclining seats are provided. The bus has pleasing interiors and night lamps. Twin foldable LCD TV screen are provided for passenger entertainment The bus has toughened window glasses and provide clear vision to the passengers. .

imported floor carpeting. The Air suspension provides bump free travel to the passengers. . high mounted TV to have better viewing pleasure for passengers. comfortable reclining hi-tech passenger seats. ‘Happich’ imported hatracks to carry light luggage. • Passenger saloon: The passenger saloon is provided with ultra modern interiors.Corona Ambaari The salient features of Corona Ambaari Bus Service are as follows: • Air suspension: Fully independent front Air suspension are provided which carries double link wish bone at both left and right independently supported to the structure by silent bearings. The rear end is provided with an independent single wish bone structure which is pivoted to the body structural spines with rubber mountings for comfortable travel.

Single piece front cowl gives better insulation and avoids dust entry into the cabin and also help in reduction in noise pollution. Better visibility and safety. Exteriors: The bus is provided with all aluminium doors and stretched galvanized panels.• Air conditioner: This bus is provided with good branded “carrier” make air-conditioner with excellent cooling effect to make the journey comfortable & cool. Condenser cum water separator is provided in addition to the air dryer to enhance life and performance of brake system. • Brakes: The Braking system provides safe and reliable braking with dual circuit full air brakes. The panels are painted with polyurethane based premier high solid 2k paints with colorful graphics . • Seats Configuration: Fitted with 44 passenger seats with 2x2 seating configuration. Automatic slack adjuster are provided to enhance the braking efficiency. The seats are comfortable with reclining mechanism. • Front show and wind shield: The bus is provided with improved front show and wind shield to have better aero dynamics and fuel efficiency. Loading and unloading of luggage is very easy as the luggage space is much nearer to the ground. • Luggage space: The bus is provided with excellent under slung luggage space (approximately 11 cubic mtrs) to carry more luggage of passengers and also better road holding with lowered centre of gravity.

reading lamps. Attractive front show and wind shield to have better Aesthetics. imported floor carpeting & partition curtains. Single piece front cowl gives better insulation and avoids dust entry into the cabin and also help in reduction in noise pollution. Corona Bus Manufacturers Pvt Ltd. 8 cubic mtr.Louver glass and also sliding window glasses are fitted to provide clear vision to the passengers. 32 passenger berths (16 lower berths & 16 upper berths) with 2x1 configuration. Fitted with “carrier” make AC 353 model air-conditioner for cooling effect which enhances the comfort level of the travelling public. . The berths are comfortable and upholstered with PU cushions The passenger saloon is provided with ultra modern interiors. Pune for passengers comfortable journey Fully air suspension to ensure superior comfort and safety to meet the needs of the passengers.Ambaari Sleeper The salient features of Corona Ambaari Sleeper Bus Service are as follows: • • • • • • • • The 12Mtr length sleeper coach is an all steel integral monocoque bus developed by M/s. visibility and safety. luggage spaces is provided under passenger berth area..

Wider emergency door at the rear.09 million)    (2008-09) Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Segmentation . Hydraulic retarder of Voith make & Anti lock braking system are provided to enhance the braking efficiency.• • • 160 Horse power Turbo charged & Inter cooler Cummins engine at the rear end at the bus so as to reduce noise pollution inside the bus saloon. Chairman Public transport 16. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Type Industry Founded Headquarters Area served Key people Services Reveue Subsidiaries Public transport corporation Public transport bus service 1961 Bangalore. India Karnataka R Ashok.3585 billion (US$296.

Normally it travels minimum of 200 to 300 kms. It provides better service and faster compare to other private busses.  Suvarna Karnataka Sarige:.  Rajahamsa:.This kind of busses are specially desighned to connect between taluks and urban areas.  Airavat:. Gramantara Sarige :. Tea maker. Freezer and Entertainment-60 plus live channels on individual seats and Wi-Fi on the . Oven. It covers the distance upto 80 to 100 kms.  Multi Axle Bliss:. It has Computerized speed control and centralised air conditioner..  Mercedes:.The bus is eqipped with all the facilities of mercedes containing an extra feature of Flush. Upper Middle class people prefers these type of busses.This kind of busses are specially desighned to connect rural areas to taluks.These busses normally contains an additional features compare to Rajahamsa like A/C with sleeper coach. It is comfortable to travel with push back seats.This type of busses are specially desighned for long journeys. The vehicle is fitted with “latest Carrier Generation-IV” make Air conditioning system which enhances the comfort level of the travelling public. This kind of busses serves each and every village. Generally middle-class people prefers this bus. Every one can afford to travel in these busses. Mobile charging etc. This type of busses can be operated on any kind of roads. These are costlier then Suvarna sarige. Generally High level people prefers these type of bus to travel more than 600 kms. LED TV.. All People can afford to it.It is fully Air Suspension ensures superior comfort and safety to meet the needs of the passengers.

smoke emission of Evaluate and optimize carbon foot print from Technology intervention like IT in transport Adoption of Renewable for Transport buses. o Willingness of OEM’s to produce bi-fuel/hybrid vehicles. • • • • • Resource conservation.  Challenges.  Intervention by KSRTC to practice “Green Economy” -What has been done so far? • Energy optimization.  Vision  Way Forward. o Will of the OMC’s to distribute Green fuels. planning and operation. operation. o High cost of renewable fuels like bio-diesel. . -What needs to be done? Transport operation. Travelling of 2 to 3 days is more comfortable in this bus compare to any other bus.move. Why ksrtc is better ??  KSRTC Highlights.Fuel and power. Monitoring and evaluation. o Public will and determination to use public transport.

68 crores revenue .KSRTC in 2012 7749 buses from 72 depots 870 million km covered a year 866 million passengers a year 2317.

• Reward scheme for identifying a smoking bus. • Smoke meters provided to all the depots. • Networking of PUC Centre's of KSRTC. identifying a smoking .19. • A reward of Rs 1000 will be given to citizens for bus.91 crores litres fuel consumed Our mantra or motto is innovation Our sutra or formula for success is commitment Our vahaan or vehicle is technologically superior infrastructure. new initiatives and best practices Environmental Initiatives Smoke emission • Routine and surprise smoke emission checks.

ISO Implementation • KSRTC certified with ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for Regional Workshop. MCTC bus stand is under progress. . • OHSAS 18001:2007 for Central Office. • ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications for Mysore City Transport Division.

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