Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) Chairman Sudhakar Paricharak on Monday said the Belgaum controversy has so far caused a loss of Rs two crore to the Corporation.
"So far the loss has gone upto the tune of Rs 2 crore and if such situation prevailed in future then it could be unbearable for the corporation to ply its buses in neighbouring state as it is already running in deficit thanks to the hike in the prices of diesel," he said.
The MSRTC has stopped plying more than 250 buses in Karnataka state since the controversy over Belgaum began, he said.
Solapur, Kolhapur and Sangli are the main districts that share border with Karnataka and MSRTC depots here have stopped bus services to prevent the damages to its buses due to stone pelting and mob fury, Paricharak told PTI.
However, he made it clear that the controversy has not affected the commuters as they have made all the arrangements to bring back passengers from Maharashtra from Karnataka border.