Passengers intending to reach the northern districts from the south will have to alight at the Angamaly KSRTC depot and board a north-bound bus.
As of now, the KSRTC has 331 buses which have completed 14 years. Once the rule is implemented, these buses will have to be scrapped next year itself
The additional services will connect various depots in Kerala with Bengaluru, Mysuru and Chennai during the upcoming Christmas-New Year season.
At the time of the accident, the speed of the KSRTC bus was less than 10kmph and that of the tourist bus was 97.7kmph.
Bus operators claim that fares have been increased as they are now subjected to double taxation and because operational costs have gone up.
Justice Devan Ramachandran also expressed hope that the KSRTC in the future would be self-sufficient to meet its expenditure.
Justice Devan Ramachandran, who gave the direction, also expressed hope that the KSRTC in the future would be self-sufficient to meet its expenditure.
The state government said it has appointed former district judge P D Shargadharan as the claims commissioner.
Nedumkandam native Radhamani is undergoing treatment after she suffered injuries to her brain and skull.
An inquiry would be conducted and strict action would be taken against the staff, Adimali Joint Regional Transport Officer T H Eldho has said.