"We were working as labourers in the city. From the past many weeks, we were unable to earn anything because of the lockdown. We are surviving without food. At this point of time, they are charging us double and triple for the tickets. This is literally harassment," said a commuter.
"Earlier, we used to pay ₹500-600 from Bengaluru to Raichur. Now, the KSRTC is charging us ₹1,400. The hike in fare is creating more problems to migrant workers," said a local while speaking to ANI.
Prabhakar Reddy, Chief Traffic Manager, said that they are arranging buses for different districts and are carrying only 30 commuters in each bus.
"We are arranging buses for different districts. We are sending 30 commuters one bus while abiding by the guidelines. If any request comes from the neighbouring states, we will send buses there too," he said while speaking to ANI.