Banakal: The long pending demand of villagers in Banakal was met after KSRTC, Mudigere unit started Balur-Hosatti bus service.
The villagers had repeatedly urged the officials to start bus services since they had to walk atleast 3km to reach the main road in Mattikatte.
JD(S) taluk president B S Laxman Gowda speaking on the occasion said that the villagers had to go by walk till Banakal hobli hence this service will benefit all.
Suprem Gowda, a villager said, "We had to walk 3km to reach our work places. Sometimes we often ended up paying extra for private vehicles to reach home. I am really happy with KSRTC service which has started on this route."
Mudigere unit official said, "we have started two-day experimental service on this route with two trips at 8.30am and 4.30pm. After July 17 we will start regular buses linking Banakal through Balur from Mattikatte. "
Officials who responded to the pleas of villagers were felicitated on the occasion.