KSRTC starts city bus service in cochin

Cochin city transport system was ruled by the private buses. Putting an end to the monopoly of private buses, KSRTC buses started service in the city today .50 buses were flagged off by the transport minister Jose Thettayil. The service is named Thiru kochi  All the main locations of Cochin will be connected by the KSRTC services. In future more low floor bus service will be implemented in the city.

Another decision that will be implemented soon is the restriction of superfast and express buses into the city. This decision was taken as part of the congestion control in the city. So long distance travellers who wish to enter city should alight at the bypass junction.

The city transport system was under control of private bus associations.  Strike calls by the private bus associations used to make the city go to a standstill. Considering the request of the people of Cochin, KSRTC had no other choice but to start city services.

K Babu MLA, M M Monayi MLA , Mayor Mercy Williams, Deputy Mayor C K Manisankar and KSRTC director board member NU Johnkutty attended the programme.


  1. Kindly extend buses upto Maradu Kottaram through Thevera Kundannure bridge at leaset in morning and evening time, as a relief to the passengers(employees)Tevera, Nettur, Kundannur & Maradu.
    And we welcome more KSRTC buses within city to avoid the sufferings while travel by private buses. The rough driving & mischieves of the private bus staff are beyond the control of public especially female passengers.

  2. I am very happy to heard about Thirukochi bus service without reckless driver, good speed and safe travel for people. Thirukochi bus must have concession for student, handicapped person and senior citizen. I want more thirukochi, low floor AC and Non-AC bus to run their route. Thirukochi bus must have route number 1, 1A, 1(Express) 51A (LS)…….etc. People can read the route number but they can understand easily. more and more easily. Thirukochi bus have reduce accident. Thirukochi bus must have written Malayalam and English board.

  3. The intention to put down the monopoly of private buses in cohin is a good idea and we welcome more thiru kochi bus services to special economic zone areas(kakkanad) I used to board from kalloor to sez from early morning unable to find a bus with out rush. lots of labourers are working in the special economic zone areas so they used to carry their working tool which makes it really congested.
    The sad thing is that we cannot find any KSRTC/thiru kochi services during that times. So my humble request is to add few more services to avoid this difficulty.

  4. that is really a nice info for the people of Cochin. Transport is an life line of any city, and government should work more on its to provide better support to people.www.indiagarage.com

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