Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
General strike should be a wake-up call
access_time 2020-11-25T11:21:39+05:30
Fearless journalism
access_time 2020-11-23T16:08:15+05:30
Paying attention to the digital age
access_time 2020-11-21T08:46:01+05:30
A victory for democracy
access_time 2020-11-24T11:28:24+05:30
access_time 2020-11-23T14:18:34+05:30
The key is to keep talking about quotas
access_time 2020-11-21T09:24:59+05:30
Homechevron_rightKeralachevron_rightPrivate buses tarry to ...

Private buses tarry to start plying

Private buses tarry to start plying

Thrissur:  Although curbs on public transport have been lifted in the fourth phase of lockdown, private buses would not return to roads in the near future.

The government has not given any directions to private buses either.

Having been in docks for months means bringing back buses to streets all on a sudden is difficult.

They would have to taken to workshops before plying.

 As they are in docks for more than two and half months, authorities waived tax and insurance—however in order to avail them they have to finish three months in dock.

Tax is levied on 57 passengers including standees, and plying with 24 people based on social distancing norms would not be viable.

As well as hiking charges moderately, bus-owners demand cut on road tax and fuel prices.

Huge charges would keep passengers off the buses.  Instead, the government should offer concessions to tide over the crisis, said bus operators’ Federation state treasurer Hamsa Arikunnan.

Show Full Article
Web Title - Private buses tarry to start plying
Next Story