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No plan to hike KSRTC bus fares: DCM Lakshman Savadi

Prime News, Karnataka, Road Transport, Finance, Mysuru, July 6:- Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Lakshman Savadi on Tuesday (July 6) informed that KSRTC bus fares are not going to be increased at any cost.

Savadi, who is on a visit to Mysuru, said, “Despite the increase in petrol and diesel prices, there is no plan to increase the bus fares. Given the pandemic situation, people are already facing a lot of hardships. Moreover, it is the middle class and lower-middle-class people who use public transport. Though the transport department is in trouble, we may not burden the public.”

He said, “Because of the Covid lockdown, KSRTC has incurred a loss of Rs 4,500 crore. Given this scenario, we can’t increase the salaries of the employees. Of the nine demands, we have solved eight.”

Replying to the controversy surrounding his son, “Savadi said, “The charges against my son are wrong. My son and his friends had gone to a temple when the accident took place. My son was travelling in another car and was not in the car that hit a bike rider which eventually resulted in his death. In fact, my son took the bike rider to a hospital where he breathed his last. I am going to meet the family of the deceased and offer them help.” (MR/KS)

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