Bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka likely to resume
- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka transport departments have been discussing the safety of the buses and the commuters.
- The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operated over 250 buses to Tamil Nadu.
After the tension between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka ever since the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the Cauvery issue, bus services between both the states was suspended.
However, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has been in talks with its Tamil counterparts. According to sources, bus services are likely to resume on Wednesday.
"We are negotiating with the Tamil Nadu government. Issues like protection of buses are being discussed. Services will resume once we get the required clearance,” Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy told TOI.
“We have reached out to them and are awaiting their response. People travelling between the two states have suffered enough, and the KSRTC must restart services as soon as possible,” said KSRTC managing director Rajender Kumar Kataria in a TOI interview.
According to the TOI report, the KSRTC operates over 250 buses to Tamil Nadu. But the since the Cauvery issue, the corporation has faced a loss of ₹50 crore. It has been reported that commuters were forced to walk over the state border since the bus services were suspended.