Despite restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government on people travelling to that state from Goa, Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) chairman Carlos Almeida Tuesday said that KTCL will not stop plying its buses on various routes in the neighbouring state.
Speaking to this daily, Almeida said, “The news pertaining to KTC not plying its buses on various routes in Maharashtra state has created panic among the passengers, both incoming and outgoing.”
He further said, “KTCL has not suspended any of its buses on any route in Maharashtra. We operate nearly 14 to 15 KTC buses per day on various routes in Maharashtra. These buses will continue to ply on all the scheduled routes without any effect.”
It may be noted that Maharashtra has made it mandatory for people coming from four states – Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa – to carry a COVID-negative report as a part of revised standing operating procedures on preventive measures to check the spread of COVID.
“The Maharashtra government is following the necessary procedures only to restrict passengers found with positive symptoms, in the interest of their people. The KTCL, however, has not taken any decision to stop plying its buses on any of the routes in Maharashtra,” clarified Almeida.