Bengaluru: To boost their confidence and carry forward their commitment towards passenger safety, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will honour 283 drivers. The transport minister will present the medals on January 26.

According to KSRTC, 283 silver medals worth Rs 8,49,0000 will be presented to drivers for safe driving. According to the reports, KSRTC covers 28.65 lakh km with 8750 buses to serve 29 lakh passengers every day.

"Passenger safety is our priority. These accident-free drivers made this

possible with their untiring dedication and commitment and provided safe travel experience to our passengers. These accident-free drivers of all the divisions will motivate others to do their best," said Shivayogi C Kalasad, IAS, managing director, KSRTC.

Honouring drivers who have rendered five years of accident-free and default-free service, with silver medals is in practice since 1982.

The drivers will be awarded a 32-gram silver medal with ‘Gandabherunda

logo’ (Karnataka's emblem). They will also be given a cash reward of Rs 2,000.

Further, a monthly allowance of Rs 50 will also be given to motivate them to continue their accident-free duty.

Number of drivers eligible for silver medal (division-wise):

1-Bangalore Central 32

2-Ramanagara 17

3-Tumkuru 10

4-Kolar 62

5-Chikkaballapura 23

6-Mysuru City 01

7-Mysuru Mofussil 12


8-Mandya 13

9-Chamrajanagar 12

10-Hassan 24

11-Chikkamagalur 11

12-Mangaluru 06

13-Puttur 15

14-Davanagere 26

15-Shivamogga 11

16-Kempegowda Bus Station 02

17-Central Office 06

Total 283