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Pilgrims from Karnataka stranded at Srisailam due to KSRTC strike

KURNOOL: Thousands of pilgrims from Karnataka had been stranded at Srisailam bus station on Thursday as buses weren’t plying from Karnataka due to a KSRTC strike.

For the primary time, the ghat highway was open for buses to attain Srisailam after 9pm. Forest officers shut the highway after 9pm until 5am to keep away from late-night driving, for the previous a number of years.

 

The pilgrims who reached Srisailam from completely different elements of Karnataka on foot, masking tons of of km, had their Darshan prior to now two days. Now, when they need to return house, no bus service was out there as KSRTC workers went on a strike since Wednesday. 

Pilgrims have come to Srisailam from 13 districts in Karnataka, like Bijapur, Haveri, Bellari, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Hubbali, Bangalore, and Tumkur.

Kurnool APSRTC regional supervisor  T Venkata Ramam stated about 20 buses had been despatched on Thursday to Srisailam. There was some downside until afternoon and it was cleared thereafter, he stated.

 

As the ZPTC and MPTC elections are additionally held on Thursday, we’ve dispatched 150 buses since Wednesday night. Once they return on Thursday, they are going to be pressed into service, he stated.

“The passengers are brought up to Kurnool and from here they go to their respective destinations taking link services,” he stated.

A temple official stated usually these pilgrims will wait until the Rathotsavam on April 13, Ugadi day. This 12 months, possibly due to the corona scare, they had been dashing to return to their houses after the darshan.

Buses from Achampet in Nagarkurnool district had been additionally requisitioned to assist the stranded pilgrims, stated temple govt officer Rama Rao.

 

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