Karnataka RTC reduces ticket charges in AC buses to Kerala

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Bengaluru: In a move to lure Malayali passengers, the Karnataka RTC announced that the ticket price for the Premium AC buses to Kerala would be reduced by 10% from July 1 onwards. The monsoon discount, which will see a major reduction of up to Rs 100 – 150, is likely to continue until the first week of August. The price drop could be availed for the Ambari Utsav class buses that operate service to Kerala from Monday to Thursday as well as for Ambari Dream Class, Iravat Club Class, Ambari Sleeper and Iravat buses. However, ticket rates in Rajahamsa and Pallakki Non AC Sleeper buses would remain the same. Meanwhile, the regular weekend services and special buses would continue to charge the flexi rates (15 – 20% more). The Karnataka RTC operates AC buses to Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur. The authorities have instructed the employees to stop the buses at good quality restaurants or resting places to improve the passenger experience. Meanwhile, Kerala RTC said that the corporation hasn’t taken any decisions regarding the monsoon discounts. In weekend AC buses, the passengers now pay up to 20% more as flexi rates. But, the tickets in KSRTC’s Gajaraja sleeper buses are cheaper than the Ambarii Utsav class buses. 

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