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Friday, 24 May 2024 12.49 PM IST

Reporting drunk for duty in KSRTC: 136 employees found guilty

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Seven persons were caught in the inspection conducted today to catch those who were drunk while on duty at KSRTC. Three of them are regular drivers and two are regular conductors. A temporary conductor and a driver-cum-conductor of the Swift were also caught. With this, the number of persons found guilty in the inspection which was started on April 7 as per the directive of Minister KB Ganesh Kumar to detect those who drink while on duty has gone up to 136. Breath analyzers will be installed in all depots of KSRTC, 20 breath analyzers have been procured so far and 50 more will be procured this month, the minister said.

The employee will be suspended for one month if found drunk during a pre-duty inspection and for three months if found drunk during an on-duty inspection. Temporary employees will be dismissed.

Inspection will be done in private buses just like it was done in KSRTC. The motor vehicle department squad is in charge of the inspections at private bus stands. It has been decided to cancel the trip for that day if the drivers are found to be drunk

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