Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has announced a slew of offers for reserved passengers in view of New Year including reduction of reservation charge from Rs 30 to Rs 10 and waiving of the charge for cancellations done at least 72 hours before the start of the trip.
Cancellation charges slashed
The new cancellation charges are 10 per cent of the basic fare for cancellations carried out between 72 and 48 hours before the journey; 25 per cent for cancellations between 48 and 24 hours and 50 per cent for tickets cancelled between 12 and two hours.
Cancellations will not be allowed during the period within two hours before departure time. However, passengers who had booked their tickets through KSRTC’s counters or franchises can advance or postpone their journey based on some conditions.
Yet another new facility announced is the link ticket system which enables long-distance passengers to reserve tickets in two buses for onward journey.
KSRTC has also said that when more than four passengers book tickets together, reservation charge would be levied for only one person. Moreover, a 10-per cent discount is available for reserving a return ticket.
Special offer for inter-state passengers
Yet another special offer is a free journey till the boarding point for travellers who have booked tickets in an inter-state service of the KSRTC. Passengers who have reserved tickets in an inter-state bus need to carry proof of their journey details and ID cards and show it to the conductor of KSRTC’s available services till their boarding station to avail this facility, which could be utilized within two hours before their scheduled inter-state departure time and up to a distance of 30 km.