Kochi: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has formed an action plan to achieve an increase of Rs one crore in daily revenue collections in another six months.
"Now an officer at the Inspector level will be assigned the charge of every eight buses. The specialised officers will have to take decisions with regard to route planning, crew deployment, earnings, passengers' complaints and maintenance of the vehicles among others," said a senior KSRTC official.
The services will be rescheduled route-wise. "The main aim will be to avoid buses to the same destination plying in convoy mode (one after the other). Also there will not be a situation where passengers will be made to wait for long hours in one route," he said.The new action plan was formulated as part of efforts to effect a turnaround by the end of 2019 and enable the corporation to be self-reliant on all expenses excluding pension.
Meanwhile, the corporation achieved the highest daily revenue collection on January 7 (Monday). The earnings touched a record Rs 8.54 crore , bettering the previous record of Rs 8.50 crore on February 19, 2018.
The record collection in February 2018 was on a day when private buses were on strike. Then the corporation operated 5558 buses covering 18, 50, 000 kms.
"We achieved a collection of Rs 8, 54, 77, 240 on Monday. A total of 5072 buses were operated covering 17, 00, 000 kms. This, despite, a shortage of nearly 2500 crew post retrenchment of empanelled conductors," the official said....