Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
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|Public transport corporation|
|Industry||Public transport bus service|
|Karnataka and adjacent areas|
Ramalinga reddy (Chairman)
|Revenue||16.3585 billion (US$260 million) (2008-09) |
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is a state-owned road transportation company in the state of Karnataka in India. KSRTC has the largest fleet of Volvo buses among state owned transport companies.
KSRTC was set up in 1961 under the provisions of Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. It is wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka. In August 1997, KSRTC was divided to form 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. Later, the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) was also formed with its corporate office in Gulbarga.
KSRTC services covers 92% villages in Karnataka. 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. It also operates to the neighboring states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Goa and Kerala. KSRTC was the first state transport corporation to introduce Volvo B7RLE low floor city buses in India in 2005. As of 2010, KSRTC was the largest state-owned Volvo fleet operator in India. At present, KSRTC operates Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Scania buses under the Airavat services (named after the mythical white elephant). 
Types of Services
Fully air conditioned nonstop luxury, Volvo multi axle bus service between Bangalore International Airport and Mysore with pantry, chemical toilets, live display of flight timings, GPS, wifi facilities and in-bus live entertainment. 
- Airavat Bliss
Fully air conditioned luxury Volvo multi axle bus service with chemical toilets, wifi, pantry and individual TV screens.
- Airavat Superia
Fully air conditioned luxury Volvo multi axle bus service with chemical toilets, wifi and individual TV screens.
- Airavat Club Class
Fully air conditioned luxury bus service operated using Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Scania multi-axle buses with semi-recliner seats and with calf support.
Fully air conditioned luxury bus service operated using Volvo and Mercedes Benz buses with semi-recliner seats.
Non air conditioned deluxe bus service with recliner seats in 2*2 configuration built on Tata and Ashok Leyland chasis.
- Corona Ambari
Fully air conditioned sleeper bus service.
- Corona Non A\C Sleeper
Non air conditioned sleeper bus service.
Non air conditioned seater Buses in white livery with recliner seats in 2*2 configuration.
- Suvarna Sarige
Cheapest and common type of bus service in KSRTC found in Red-White or Light Green-White livery.
- Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)
- North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC)
- KSTRC financial info
- KSRTC milestones
- "GPS to track movement of 2,000 KSRTC buses". Bangalore. The Hindu. November 28, 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
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