Mumbai, 6th December 2022: Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Tuesday afternoon suspended bus services to the neighbouring state on a police recommendation amid a simmering border dispute with Karnataka, a top official said.
Shekhar Channe, vice chairman and managing director of MSRTC, told PTI that this choice was made with the safety of passengers heading to Karnataka and the prevention of property damage in mind. According to him, the transportation company decided to halt the bus operation starting on Tuesday afternoon as a result of a police recommendation.
The length of time for the suspension is undecided.
Amid the border dispute, a video surfaced showing some individuals hurling rocks at vehicles entering Karnataka from the Maharashtra side, close to a toll booth at Hirebagewadi in the neighbouring state’s Belagavi district.
With a fleet of more than 16,000 buses, MSRTC is one of the largest state-owned public transportation companies in India.