Mangaluru, June 1 : Private bus services suspended due to lockdown clamped following deadly killer Coronavirus, resumed plying from Monday after a gap of 70 days. Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators' Association has decided to operate only a few buses, to begin with, and increase the number of buses depending on the demand.
The bus fare has been increased by 15 percent as per the notification issued by the government. Though the State government had given permission for buses to operate its services during mid- May, private buses had not started services as they had surrendered permits to the RTO. In Udupi district also the private buses are sanitised before the commencement of every trip. However, passenger response has been poor since morning with only a handful of passengers travelling on the buses. (UNI)