KOZHIKODE: Bus operators have found an amicable and feasible method to implement ‘Savari Girigiri,’ a project conceived by the district administration to ensure safe travel of students to school and back home by private buses. The scheme will be equally favourable to the students as well as bus operators, said District Collector N. Prasand in a release issued after a meeting with bus operators’ association here on Thursday.
As per the new method, the so-called “deficit” in returns incurred by the bus operators by transporting excess number of students per bus on concession will be distributed among the buses that ply services on a route. The scheme will be implemented with the help of three major associations of bus operators in the district, said Mr. Prasanth, who urged the bus operators, who are not yet part of any organisation, to associate with any one of them immediately for the successful conduct of the project.
The project envisages the students to use pre-paid smart cards to pay their bus charge. Mr. Prasanth said discussions had been held with different banks’ authorities in connection with the distribution of the smart cards.
Author: Staff Reporter