Bengaluru: Funeral of burnt buses by mobs taken by KSRTC

8:13 PM, Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

KSRTC FuneralaBengaluru : A mock funeral of its buses that were burnt during most unexpected and massive protest of garment workers’ held last month was taken out by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Tuesday May 10 held.

This unusual move of the KSRTC’s was part of two-day campaign. ‘It’s My Bus’, campaign was to create awareness among people not to damage any public property during the protests, and state owned buses are always first targets.

In order to act as a needle of concentration intending to play back those unfortunate moments, the burnt buses were displayed at Majestic bus station and also at other major bus stations in city.

KSTRC buses have become easy targets of angry mobs to vent their ire, in any protest, said the Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who inaugurated the awareness campaign for self accountability of public property at the Majestic bus station. Destroying public property is not the solution to any problems.” he said.

People should understand, that state owned buses were purchased from taxpayers’ money. The loss was estimated at Rs 10-15 crores due to buses burnt and damage to them. When I visited the Peenya depot soon after the protest KSRTC managing director Rajender Kumar Kataria said that routine acts of damaging the government buses should stop. “, I decided to do something to prevent such damages in the future.” he added.

The initiative taken by KSTRC I hope will help to prevent people think before they attempt to damage to public property in future, MD of KSTRC said.

Artist Badal Nanjundaswamy visual and painting of an undamaged bus as the campaign.

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