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Voters furious at bus operators’ move to double fares


UDUPI: The transfer via bus operators to just about double the fare around polling date has prompted well-liked complaint on social media. On April 17 and 18, buses plying between Bengaluru to Udupi are quoting two times the standard fare.

People who want to trip to exercise their franchise have termed it daylight robbery. They’re not easy that fares on these two days will have to be less for the sake of the rustic and democracy. They’re suggesting a bargain of 40% to 50% on go back tickets.


Ajith Shetty Kiradi, a businessman in Bengaluru from Kundapur taluk, stated: “Some youths in Kundapur have set up an organisation called Sri Bargava Balaga. It has many people from Bengaluru and we oppose the bus fare hike right through elections. Though we've got a train from Bengaluru to Udupi, it always runs full, mainly for the reason that ultimate vacation spot is Karwar or Kerala. That’s why people depend on buses. KSRTC also has a seasonal fare hike and weekend 10% hike, particularly on the Udupi sector. We have written to the Election Commission to facilitate a special train for this path or find an alternative solution.”


He added that the Election Commission, which needs a top turnout within the coastal district, will have to tackle this drawback. Else, younger, enthusiastic citizens who paintings in Bengaluru won't take part within the ballot procedure. There are 1000's of people from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Karwar working in Bangaluru and occupied with balloting.


Deputy commissioner Hephsiba Rani stated, “I’ll soak up the issue with the government and notice what we will be finished on this subject. Seasonal hikes will have to be restricted to the primary week of April and will have to now not prolong to the 3rd week. We will escalate the subject if required.”




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