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Posted on Jan 27, 01:45PM | UNI
The ruling congress in Kerala today asked the Oommen Chandy Government to give financial assistance to save the state transport corporation from a deep crisis following diesel price hike.
Talking to mediapersons here after a meeting of the KPCC, its president Ramesh Chennithala said the the Centre should exempt public utility services like Railways and the State Road Transport Corporations from the list of 'bulk consumers of diesel' who would have to pay additional amount.
Pointing out that the KSRTC was finding it difficult to operate its schedule by spending Rs 60.25 for litre of diesel, he said the state government should provide immediate assistance to save the public utility service.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) decided to organise a 'peopl's march' in the state capital to protest against the inaction of the state government in the KSRTC issue.
It seems the government wanted to privatise the sector, he said, adding curtailing the schedules of KSRTC was not a solution to the present crisis.