Thiruvananthapuram: Transport Minister Antony Raju has said that the hike in charges is not being considered to overcome the financial crisis in KSRTC following the sharp rise in fuel prices. Speaking at the inauguration of KSRTC’s first LNG bus service, the minister said that financial discipline will be brought into the department. The Minister said that the pension crisis in KSRTC will be resolved and the contract for distribution through the Co-operative Bank will be renewed.
LNG is a vehicle that uses green fuel to reduce fuel costs. LNG buses will operate on a trial basis on the Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam and Ernakulam-Kozhikode routes. The buses were handed over by Petronet LNG Limited. The final decision on the conversion of 400 buses to LNG will be taken after evaluating the fuel efficiency and economic benefits.