KOCHI: �It should have come long back, was how Kochiites received Transport Minister Jose Thettayils assurance on Tuesday to launch bus services in the city shortly.
Simi, a law college student, has no doubt that she would prefer KSRTC service over private bus for her daily trip to attend classes. Her preference was rooted on the sense of insecurity girls feel while travelling in congested private buses.
�Apart from the eve teasers who try to take advantage of the crowded atmosphere, sometimes we have also look out for the bus employees themselves who are no different in their intentions,� she said. She was confident that whatever complaints that might be raised against KSRTC service, unacceptable behaviour by its employees would not be among them.
One other reason the public in general and commuters in specific cited while welcoming the entry of KSRTC into city roads was the perceived arrogance of the private bus operators and the dangerous manner in which they manoeuvre buses through the city roads.