Availability of adequate, safe and comfortable passenger Transport facility is a very important index of economic development of any Country. Public Transport provides the vital connectivity to far flung areas in a developing society. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation was established in August,1961 under the provisions of Road Transport Corporation Act 1950 with the objective of providing “adequate, efficient, economic and properly coordinated road transport services”. In this endeavor, the KSRTC has positioned itself with a name for reliability and safety.
Three corporations viz BMTC, Bangalore from 15-08-1997, NWKRTC, Hubli from 01-11-1997, NEKRTC, Gulburga from 01-10-2000 were carved out, on a regional basis.