Border row: Maharashtra suspends bus services to Karnataka

  • Amid a simmering border row with Karnataka, Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Tuesday afternoon suspended the bus services to the neighbouring state on a police advisory, a top official said.
  • MSRTC Vice Chairman and Managing Director Shekhar Channe toldĀ PTIĀ this decision was taken considering the safety of passengers travelling to Karnataka and to avoid damage to their property.
  • He said the transport corporation decided to suspend the bus service from Tuesday afternoon, following an advisory by the police.
  • The period during which the bus services will remain suspended is not known.
  • Amid the border row, a video showed some people throwing stones at vehicles entering Karnataka from the Maharashtra side near a toll booth at Hirebaugwadi in Belagavi district of the adjoining state.
MSRTC is one of the biggest state-owned public transport undertakings in the country with a fleet of over 16,000 buses.


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