Bengaluru: The two-day Bharat bandh called by the trade unions against the Central government's policies had its impact in Karnataka as only 50% of the state-run buses were plying on the roads on Tuesday morning.

According to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) officials, out of 2,534 buses operating in the morning hours from various divisions, only 1,434 buses hit the roads. The officials said that based on the situation and demand from the public, the rest of buses will be pressed into service.

As there was some confusion over the buses operating in the state, Shivayogi Kalsad Managing Director of KSRTC inspected the control room and took stock of the situation. 

"Our MD instructed us to put out the details of bus operations on the website. He reviewed passengers’ feedback. He directed us to refund the passengers in case of the cancellation of routes. He also instructed us to increase the operations in case the situation remains normal," said a senior KSRTC official.