KSRTC Finally Introduces Chain Bus Service For Technopark
On Jul 24, 2014
|Trivandrum: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation finally relented to a long-pending demand of the techies at Technopark for a chain bus service between Technopark and Kazhakootam Junction. The special chain bus service has started on a trial basis.
The shuttle service, once every 30 minutes, will commence from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and then in the evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In a change from routine, the buses will display routes in three languages - Malayalam, English and for the first time in Hindi. This is taking into consideration the huge number of employees from other states working at Technopark.
According to KSRTC’s senior officials the new service is getting a good response from the employees and in coming days more buses are expected to do this route.
KSRTC eventually decided to start the shuttle service after Prathidhwani, a socio-cultural organization of Technopark employees submitted a proposal. Earlier this cultural organization launched a campaign to install a Police aid post inside the Technopark campus which had also become operational.
Generally most techies come to office by their own vehicles and just a few people depend on the public transport system. This new service will be a blessing to these few thousands. And certainly what the doctor ordered for those who come by train at Kazhakootam railway station. Perhaps the poor connectivity between Kazhakootam and Technopark was one major deterrent for many not to use public transport.
Hopefully this would change thanks to KSRTC’s new service. The IT Park employs close to 45,000 employees in various companies.