Belgaum row causes Rs 2-cr loss to MSRTC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 00:16

Solapur: Maharashtra State Road Transport
Corporation (MSRTC) Chairman Sudhakar Paricharak today said
the Belgaum controversy has so far caused a loss of Rs two
crore to the Corporation.

"So far the loss has gone upto the tune of Rs 2 crore and
if such situation prevailed in future then it could be
unbearable for the corporation to ply its buses in
neighbouring state as it is already running in deficit thanks
to the hike in the prices of diesel," he said.

The MSRTC has stopped plying more than 250 buses in
Karnataka state since the controversy over Belgaum began, he
said.

Solapur, Kolhapur and Sangli are the main districts that
share border with Karnataka and MSRTC depots here have stopped
bus services to prevent the damages to its buses due to stone
pelting and mob fury, Paricharak told PTI.

However, he made it clear that the controversy has not
affected the commuters as they have made all the arrangements
to bring back passengers from Maharashtra from Karnataka
border.

-PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 00:16

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