Karnataka CM, Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa, launched the ‘Namma Cargo’ services on 26th February 2021.

About Namma Cargo Services

  • The Namma Cargo service was launched at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.
  • At this place, the State road transport corporations (SRTC) will transport the parcels so as to generate more revenue, except for the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation.
  • It will be implemented across 109 bus stations in Karnataka.
  • The Cargo services will also be implemented across the selected locations in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • With the launch of this services, the Transport Department estimates that the luggage revenue generation will increase up to Rupees 70 crore to Rupees 80 crore per year.
  • In the first phase of the Services, will operate in 88 taluks of Karnataka and at 21 inter-State locations.
  • The State Transport Department has also aimed to expand the service in order to provide home deliveries.

Backdrop

The operations by three road transport corporations namely, NWKRTC (North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation), KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation), and NEKRTC (North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) would cover 51 lakh kilometer comprising of 14,500 schedules and. It also carries 38 lakh passengers per day.

How the name was decided?

The name Namma Cargo was chosen for the services following a contest. The name emerged as the winning entry for the contest which was launched by the KSRTC in order to suggest names for this parcel and cargo services.

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation

The government agency operating the public transport bus service in Bengaluru. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has the highest number of Volvo buses that is operated by a public transport company in the country. Currently, C. Shikha is working as the MD of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation.