Vijayapura: The new guidelines of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) of fixing ticket fare to even animals along with the passenger has been already implemented in the state.
On February 9, a resident of Vijayapura district Moulali was asked by the conductor to pay extra Rs 6 as fare for carrying a cat along with him.
However the man along with other passengers were amused for a while and had no clue about the new guidelines of the KSRTC.
According to new guidelines of the corporation, one passenger may carry only one animal. The ticket fare for a bigger dog will be same as that of an adult passenger, while for puppies, cat, rat, monkey, birds and other smaller animals you will have to pay a child's fare. The fares can be reviewd under the ‘Luggage Rates’ section of the KSRTC website since pets are classified as ‘luggage’ by the KSRTC.
The order, however warns that the owners of the animals should ensure that animals don’t create trouble for the other passengers as well as the bus staff. They should be kept on a leash so that they do not damage the asset of the corporation. If pullets are in a coop they will be considered as one unit (one unit silk cocoon of 15 kgs).
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