Tea, coffee and snacks to be served on KSRTC long-distance buses soon

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Pathanamthitta: Offering a big relief to passengers, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is finalizing a project to serve snacks, bottled water, tea and coffee on its long-distance buses. The move is intended to address grievances of travellers about lack of refreshments during long trips.

The food items will be stored on a shelf to be fixed near the driver’s cabin in the space where the television is installed in tourist buses. A vending machine also will be arranged to serve tea and coffee. KSRTC authorities are planning to distribute light snacks which could be consumed easily on buses.

KSRTC will lease out the space to set up the food shelf and vending machine to private contractors and bids have been invited for the purpose.

At the same time, the method to collect payment for the food from passengers is yet to be finalized. The project will be initially implemented in Swift buses to Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru from Pathanamthitta. Similarly, long-distance services from all depots in the state will offer the facility.

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