Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
The history of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation began whilst the development of the it wasn't booming enough like today. The Travancore State Transport Department was constituted by the erstwhile Travancore Government with a view to reorganize the transport service of the state. Mr E.G. Salter, Assistant, Operating Supdt of London Passenger Transport Board was appointed as Supdt on 20.9.1937.
60 comet chassis fitted with Perkins diesel Engines were imported from England and the staff had built the body under the supervision of Mr Salter himself. The selection of operating staff remains as a model which has been followed by the present staff as well. Those who were likely to lose their jobs in the private sectors due to the nationalization of Thiruvanathapuram Kanyakumari route were given preference for appointment in the new department. Nearly a hundred Bachelor degree holders were given appoinments as Inspectors and Conductors.
The State Motor Service was inaugurated by His Highness Sree Chithirathirunal on 20.2.1938. His Highness and his kin were the first passengers of the inaugration trip and Mr. Salter was himself the driver to that bus. This bus along with the 33 other buses brought on road driving through the Kawdiar Square was seen to be a devastatingly beautiful attraction.
Consequent on the enactment of Road Transport Corporation Act in 1950, Govt. of Kerala formulated KSRTC rules in 1965 by sec.44 and the department was converted into an autonomous corporation on 1.4.1965. The Kerala State road Transport Corporation was established by the government of Kerala by the notification dated, 15-3-1965. The arrangements required for the smooth taking over of the services run by the Kerala State Transport Department were made expeditiously by the corporation.
At the time of transfer there were only a countable number of bus schedules, 661 bus schedules and 36 lorry schedules. It possessed a fleet of 901 buses 51 lorries and 29 other vehicles. The new working of the corpoartion started with 30 new buses and 8 new lorries. 10 old buses and 7 old lorries and one tractor trailer were converted for other uses. Plant and machinery owned by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is extended throughout all its workshops in the whole of Kerala.
The corporation has a fleet strength of 5020 â€“ 2957 Leyland, 1934 Tata, and 129 Eicher Buses.
New services introduced :
A/C Air Buses : 29
Low Floor Ananthapuri Air Bus : 4
Ananthapuri City Fast : 40
The daily scheduled distance for bus services also increased from 12,00,000 km to 14,22,546 km. Nearly 4704 buses running on a busy, tight schedule with an overwhelming 4232 schedules everyday. Average passenger in a day is 31.45 Lakkhs
The first antique bus of Kerala was a saloon type bodied
23-seater of which the passenger entry door was at the rear end and it also possessed a first class enclosure.
The time schedule, fares and bus stops were predetermined and published for the information of the public. Simultaneously a parcel service had also been started increasing the utility of the bus service with its unique features.
By this service in that year the public could sent their important parcels through the special agents appointed by the government. Earlier there existed mainly three bus routes of which one was Thiruvanthapuram-Nagercoil, Nagercoil-Kanyakumari and the third, Nagercoil-Colachal. They were introduced on 21.2.1938 with 39 buses totally for all of the three bus routes as a whole.
As compared to the numbers, KSRTC buses have schedules that are 3944 much more than what was in 661 in 1965. We are proud of our stature friendly, reliable and fast service - as we aim to be in serving our customers.
To succeed by providing excellent service to our customers through a committed team, that is what that has lead us to our popularity. We are committed to providing a high standard of service to all our customers through the development of our services.
The journey must go on. The KSRTC has appellation for the caravan of peace and the movement of comfort. The all round winner of traveling for travelers. The show goes on, the fire beams on KSRTC. The fiasco of a journey and the frayed tempers of voyagers trade in to make the diamond core of the institution. The hurry burry life of a mechanical person often needs to be hit on the hue. KSRTC's insistence on pursuing a single-point effort has indeed proven the gamut of its customers.
Our Winning Team
Our winning team of 22459 is fully committed to providing all our customers with a quality service at value for money prices. Our skilled professional drivers drive millions of miles every year, over all types of roads and in all kinds of weather conditions. They are our frontline staff without whose skill and commitment we could not succeed.
At present KSRTC has a workforce of 22459 permanent employees as given below and 179 officers at various levels . In addition to this 10997 empanel and employment exchange hands are also being utilized according to the necessity for operation of services.
A board of Directors consisting of Nine members including the Chairman governs the corporation. The administrative setup of the Corporation is basically a two-tier system the chief office being the controlling and coordinating agency, while the unit offices are established for the effective operation and smooth administration of the corporation.|
Phone: +91 471- 2471011
Fax : 04712471011