KSRTC is planning to run 350+ additional buses to Pampa from different depots across Kerala during the Sabarimala Mandala- Makaravilakku Pilgrimage season.
100 buses would be deployed for operating Pampa-Nilakkal Chain services. Additional number of buses would be deployed for the same in case of need.
Corporation will introduce the Online Reservation facility for the pilgrims at Pampa bus station and Chengannur bus station. Also any one can book the tickets 21 days in advance from any of the following bus depots 1) Thiruvananthapuram 2) Kottarakkara 3) Bangalore 4) Coimbatore 5) Ernakulam 6) Guruvayoor 7) Kannur 8) Kottayam 9) Kozhikkode 10) Munnar 11) Palakkad and 12) Thrissur. Also one can opt KSRTC’s Online Reservation facility to book their tickets by using debit/credit cards.
KSRTC will give more importance for Pampa special buses from Chengannur and Kottayam railway stations. Adequate number of buses would provide for operating services from Chengannur railway station.
KSRTC will operate 50 buses for interstate services from Pampa to Thenkasi, Nagercoil, Palani and Coimbatore. Corporation will also deploy some additional schedules to Shenkottai. KSRTC will also launch the Kumily – Uppupara chain services.