Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post that the Kerala Government has taken an initiative where the old Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are taken under recycling purpose, converting them into mobile food trucks.
The first truck has launched on 29th September, in collaboration with Milma or the Kerala Corporative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF).
Purpose of the ‘Food Trucks’
KSRTC has come up with a new initiative where the old buses can be reused as food trucks. In this way, the buses will not get destroyed, and it will provide employment opportunities to a lot of people.
This innovative project also has another part of it, where these buses will be converted into sales outlets, and more branches will launch in the upcoming days based on the same model.
The first food truck has been set up in the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The food trucks will be parked near the KSRTC bus stands.
KSRTC buses and corporation sells
The KSRTC has more than 500 buses that are getting destroyed and can be converted into food trucks.
These buses have a lifetime of 20 years but it hardly runs for 13 years under KSRTC. After the lifetime, these buses are taken out of service or towed away by the company, and each bus is worth Rs. 75,000.
Thus this project will then help in many ways such as parts of the bus, such as engines, radiators, or axels that can be used in other buses.
The food trucks will help to sell many products and will increase the employment rate by giving opportunities for many people.