NWKRTC Buses Go Red After 25 Years, Embracing Uniformity and Cost Savings

Hubballi, Karnataka: Say goodbye to the familiar green and embrace a fiery red! In a significant change, the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) has decided to paint its buses red, marking a departure from their current green livery after 25 years.

This switch isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s driven by both uniformity and cost efficiency. Speaking to Hubli Express, NWKRTC Rural Division Controller Ramangouda H explained that the red color aligns with other  transport corporations of the state and brings down painting costs.

The current green buses with multiple colors tend to incur higher maintenance due to wear and tear on different shades. By opting for a uniform red with a silver strip, NWKRTC expects to save Rs. 2,000-3,000 per bus on paint.

Furthermore, the red color will now symbolize express and long-route buses. All new buses will be painted red, while existing green ones will undergo the change during their routine fitness certificate (FC) renewals.

The corporation is also considering a separate color scheme for city buses, likely a combination of blue and white. This distinct color coding aims to make it easier for passengers to identify long-route and city buses at a glance.

This move marks a new chapter for NWKRTC, embracing both visual harmony and financial prudence. Whether passengers find the red buses as iconic as the old green remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: change is on the road for NWKRTC!


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