Bengaluru: It is a proud moment for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) as it has been awarded the National Public Undertakings Award under the category “CSR for Social Development".

During a virtual award ceremony and conference, held today at Mumbai,  Shivayogi C Kalasad, IAS, Managing Director, KSRTC, said, "Our staff is committed to being the corona warriors in the COVID situation, I would dedicate this award to the staff,  especially the ones who have lost their precious lives  and their family due to Covid. This award is the result of our diligent work even though our transport corporation is undergoing in difficult situation. This award will encourage us to work further towards social commitment" he said. 


Both the "Sthree Toilet" and "Mobile fever clinics" have been built using the Corporation's unused buses, and it is a matter of national recognition that these initiatives are well received. At this conference, the managing director exchanged information on the construction, cost, utilization, and performance of these initiatives. 

A note on Sthree Toilet: 

1.    An unused bus has been converted into a toilet, exclusively for women. It has been placed in the Majestic bus stand of Bengaluru.

2.     It has 3 Indian-style seats and 3 in western style. It also has room for breastfeeding, napkin-change and a shower area. 

3.    The unused bus is fitted with solar panels. It has solar-sensor lights and a wash basin. 

4.    The organisation is mulling more such toilets. The transport minister has asked officials to identify more such scrap buses and convert them into loos and place them in crowded areas and bus stands of the city.