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The history of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation began whilst the development of the transport industry it wasn’t booming enough like today.The Travancore State Transport Department was constituted by the erstwhile Travancore Government with a view to reorganize the transport service of the State.Mr E.G. Salter, Assistant, Operating Supdt of London Passenger Transport Board was appointed as Supdt on 20.9.193760 comet chassis fitted with Perkins diesel Engines were imported from England and the staff had built the body under the supervision of Mr. Salter himself.The selection of operating staff remains as a model which has been followed by the present staff as well.
Those who were likely to lose their jobs in the private sectors due to the nationalization of Thiruvanathapuram Kanyakumari route were given preference for appointment in the new department.Nearly a hundred Bachelor degree holders were given appoinments as Inspectors and Conductors.The State Motor Service was inaugurated by His Highness Sree Chithirathirunal on 20.2.1938.His Highness and his kin were the first passengers of the inaugration trip and Mr. Salter was himself the driver to that bus.This bus along with the 33 other buses brought on road driving through the Kawdiar Square was seen to be a devastatingly beautiful attraction.
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