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KSRTC Launches Namma Cargo Truck Service

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 27-12-2023
KSRTC Launches Namma Cargo Truck Service State news 4 min read

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has launched 'Namma Cargo' truck service in December 2023. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation inducted 20 dedicated trucks into its freight transportation business named Namma Cargo.  

Next year, 2024, it will include 500 trucks: 

  • It was launched by Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on 23 December 2023. The government-owned bus operator plans to add 100 trucks a month and 500 trucks a year.   
  • Maintenance of the trucks will be done at KSRTC's Basaveshwara bus station in Peenya. Basaveshwara bus station has been lying idle for years due to poor connectivity.
  • According to Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the remaining space at the bus station will be leased out to government companies for commercial purposes.
  • With Namma Cargo, KSRTC aims to disrupt the logistics business dominated by private companies.
  • KSRTC entered the sector in 2021 using its large fleet of passenger buses. KSRTC earns around Rs 2.5 crore every month from these operations.

Namma Cargo Truck Service will operate from across the state:

  • Namma cargo trucks will transport goods across Karnataka. However, special attention will be given to some major places, mainly Bengaluru, Mysuru, Tumakuru, Hassan, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kolar, etc.
  • The state-owned transport corporation "Namma Cargo Truck Service" is equipped with GPS to transport goods.
  • According to KSRTC, the trucks will transport goods across Karnataka with safe, prompt and reliable services.
  • KSRTC, a major transport corporation, operates across 16 divisions with 83 depots 174 bus stands, providing 7,649 transport services and managing a fleet of 8,355 buses.
  • The trucks are closed containers and each have a payload of 6 tonnes.

About Karnataka State:

  • Karnataka is one of the largest states of India, located in South India.
  • Karnataka has the states of Maharashtra in the north, Kerala in the south, Tamil Nadu in the southeast and Andhra Pradesh in the east. There is the Arabian Sea toward its West.
  • Kannada is the main language here. Tulu and Konkani languages are also spoken.
  • Nearly 2,000 years of written history of Karnataka is available. Karnataka was ruled by kings named Nanda, Maurya and Satavahana.
  • From the middle of the fourth century, this area was under the control of the dynasties Kadamba of Banavasi and Ganga.
  • The huge statue of the world-famous Gomateshwara in Shravanabelagola was built by Chamundraya, the minister of the Ganga dynasty.
  • The Chalukya dynasty of Badami (500-735 AD) ruled over a vast area from Narmada to Kaveri. Pulikeshin II (609-642 AD) defeated the powerful king Harshavardhan of Kannauj.
  • The modern Karnataka state was established on 1 November 1956.
  • Capital: Bangalore
  • Governor: Thawar Chand Gehlot
  • Chief Minister: Siddaramaiah


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