The Karnataka State Road
Transport Corporation was established
in August, 1961 under the provisions of
the Road Transport Corporation Act 1950
with the objective of providing “adequate,
efficient, economic and properly coordinated
road transport services”. Three
Corporations viz., BMTC, Bangalore from
15-08-1997, NWKRTC, Hubli from 01-11-1997
and NEKRTC, Gulbarga from 01-10-2000 were
formed out, on a regional basis, with
KSRTC doing operations covering Southern
Karnataka and interstate areas.
KSRTC operates its services
to all villages in the State, which have
motorable roads. 92% of the villages in
monopoly area (6743 out of 7298) and 44%
in non-monopoly area (5158 out of 11789)
have been provided with transport facility
by KSRTC. At present it has one corporate
office, 11 divisional offices, 57 depots,
110 bus stations, 2 bus bodybuilding workshops,
1 printing press, 3 training Institutes
and 1 hospital. It operates 5100 schedules
with 5400 vehicles (including 164 hired
private vehicles) covering 19.50 lakh
Kms. and carries on an average 22 lakh
passengers daily. About 25000 employees
are working in the Corporation.
National & International
- Union Transport Minister’s Trophy
for lowest accident during 1996-99,
1997-00 and 1998-01.
- Parisara Award 2001 by the State
- Safety Award for 2001-02 by the Chartered
Institute of Logistic and Transport,
- IRTE Pince Michale International
Road Safety Award 2001.
- PCRA Award 2001-02 and 2002-03.
- Golden Peacock International Award
for 2002 (runners-up).
- Golden Peacock Environment Management
Award for 2003 (winner).
- Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award
2004 (second time).
IT Initiatives &
in depots, introduction of ETMs in
all its 57 depots covering over 5000
schedules, implementation of Oracle
Financials at Central Offices, providing
e-mail facility to all depots, divisions
and other units, computerization of
entire process of recruitment at all
levels, introduction of e-tendering
process etc., are some of the areas
where the Corporation has achieved
One of the important
land marks in the history of KSRTC
is the introduction of an unique computerized
objective Drivers Testing system and
bringing transparency in appointment
of drivers totally eliminating human
element in awarding marks.
The Karnataka Transparency
in Public Procurement Act has been
Introduction of a
unique scheme called Accident Relief
Fund has entitled the dependents of
the passenger to receive an immediate
compensation of Rs 2.00 lakh in case
of accidental death, in addition to
the compensation that will be awarded
by MACT later.
It has introduced
of Service Guaranteed Scheme since
01/11/2002 for its prestigious Airavata
(Volvo) and Rajahamsa services. This
entitles the passengers to get part
refund in fare in case of delay for
more than half-an-hour either in departure
or in arrival.
KSRTC has reached yet
another mile stone in its IT field by
introducing a new system named as AWATAR
(Any Where Any Time Advance Reservation),
by which any passenger can reserve tickets
well in advance on-line from any part
of the world through internet, to travel
from any place to any place on the routes
on which the Corporation operates its
services. The passengers can reserve their
seats using debit or credit card also.
KSRTC is the first transport Corporation
in India to implement the software of
On this occasion KSRTC assures its commuters
that some more projects of this kind will
be taken up in the near future with a
view to serve them to the best of its
ability and strive hard to reach every
village in the State not only through
road but also over net.