KSRTC will modify 150 old buses to sell food products

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The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will soon renovate its old buses to run them as mobile vegetable shops in lockdown containment areas.

The government has taken the responsibility of daily necessities to the doors step in areas declared as containment zones. They are now functioning on renovate the 50 trucks. In addition to that, the roofs of the old buses are being removed to alter the vehicles. These will be deployed Covid-19 hot-spots in Mysore, Bangalore said Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation managing director Shivayogi C Kalasad said.

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation will modify 150 older buses to sell food products under the ‘KSRTC Safe to Eat’ project. These buses will store products from government and cooperatives such as Kepco chicken, Milma products, Horticorp, products of Kudumbashree, and Meat Products of India. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation will use buses that have past its operational period. The modified buses will be auctioned parallel to the shops in the depot. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation also has plans to convert some of the buses into eateries in major depots in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kozhikode.

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has sought the permission of the Motor Vehicle Department for the modification. Later, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation will also run the shop on wheels selling provisions. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has recently taken steps to convert buses scrapped into the restroom for crew members.

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