It carried 488 passengers per bus daily between 2015-2020, while KSRTC carried 338 passengers and KSRTC carried 375 passengers, the new Karnataka State Road Transport Companies Assessment Report (from 2014-2020) has been revealed. 15 to 2019-20).
The report notes that NWKRTC recorded fuel efficiency of 5.2 KMPL, while KKRTC recorded 5.1 KMPL. KSRTC, however, recorded 4.8 KMPL with lower fuel efficiency. The Hubballi division has the highest number of passengers carried overall (15 crores), and the number of passengers per vehicle per day stood at 648.2, followed by Belagavi with the second highest number of passengers and the fourth highest number of passengers per vehicle per day, and Dharwad (Rural) with the fifth highest number of passengers carried and the third highest number of passengers carried per vehicle per day (626.47).
Davanagere and Mysuru Urban are the divisions with the highest load factors – 77.5% and 77.4% respectively – followed by Hubballi (75.3%), Dharwad (rural) (75.4%) and Belgavi ( 74.72%).
The report showed that all companies show a downward trend for fleet utilization, with values in 2019-20 being 91% for NWKRTC, 90% for KSRTC and 85% for KKRTC. With large fleet sizes, Bagalkot (96.4%) and Belagavi (94.02%) show high levels of fleet utilization statewide.
The accident rate per lakh km decreased over the evaluation period for all companies from 0.12% to 0.10% for KSRTC, 0.09% to 0.07% for NWKRTC and from 0.09% to 0.06% for KKRTC. The failure rate per 10,000 km decreased over the evaluation period for KSRTC and KKRTC from 0.09% to 0.06% for KSRTC and from 0.04 to 0.02 for KKRTC. Vijayapur and Bagalkot have the lowest accident rate – on average (0.06% to 0.07% per lakh km). Bagalkot also has the lowest breakdown rate on average (0.0%1-0.02% per 10,000 km).
KEA had outsourced the investigative work to Athena Infonomics India Private Limited, based in Chennai. The report takes a mixed approach to assess companies using the Direction, Alignment and Engagement (DAC) framework (criteria, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and equity). The primary survey was conducted among 1,440 RTC bus users and 189 non-RTC bus users using the quantitative method in 12 divisions and 36 depots. Qualitative data was collected from 54 key informant interviews and focus group discussions.