Seva Sindhu Bus Pass Online Application 2023: KSRTC, BMTC

Seva Sindhu portal allows students, physically challenged and others to submit an online Bus Pass Application for KSRTC, BMTC, KKRTC, and NWKRTC.

After reading this article, you will learn…

  • How to submit an online application on Seva Sindhu Portal for the Bus Pass?
  • How to submit BMTC Student Bus Pass Application?
  • What are the requirements for Students and Physically challenged?
  • What are the eligibility criteria?
  • What is the application fee and service charge you will have to pay?
  • What type of supporting documents do you need?
  • How much time will it take to deliver the Bus Pass?

Let’s check out the step-by-step procedure including all the latest updates in this article.

Seva Sindhu Bus Pass?

Now citizens of Karnataka can apply for a Bus Pass online through the Seva Sindhu Service Plus portal. It’s a good facility offered by the Karnataka government to daily commuters. All applicants can submit their application on the online portal and get their bus passes.

Citizens can apply for a daily, monthly pass, or annual pass. Please note that you can also apply for a bus pass by visiting any bus stand but the online application method through the Seva Sindhu portal is more convenient and students can apply for a bus pass anytime through their smartphone.

Bus passes offer discounted prices as compared to regular bus ticket prices. Karnataka government offers further discounts to students and the Physically handicapped and even offers free bus passes to women and physically challenged people.

Objectives of Online Bus Pass Scheme:

There were several objectives that were kept in mind while launching bus pass services in different transportation departments.

  • To make an online system that allows all citizens including women and students to easily apply for a bus pass.
  • To help citizens by saving their valuable time by removing the need to present physically at any office or bus stand.
  • To make it a more convenient and transparent system for all citizens so that everyone has access to bus pass service through an online platform.
  • To streamline the overall process and remove the paperwork.
  • To deliver service in a faster way as compared to offline processes.
  • To get access to important types of reports such as the number of passengers traveling on a route or payment collection-related reports.
  • To improve the overall trust in the government initiatives by providing easy facilities and services.

The above-mentioned points are a few that have been implemented by the Karnataka government.

How to apply for a Bus Pass on the Seva Sindhu portal?

Now citizens of Karnataka can use the online application facility and get their bus pass. It’s a very easy process and there is no need to stand in a long queue. Please note that the online application process will be the same whether you are applying for KSRTC bus pass, BMTC bus pass, KKRTC bus pass, or NWKRTC bus pass. We are sharing the application process for the KSRTC student Bus Pass. Please follow the same process for other types of bus passes.

What are the documents required for KSRTC bus pass documents?

Below mentioned documents will be required to submit an online application for a KSRTC bus pass.

  • Declaration form duly signed by Headmaster or Principal.
  • The paid receipt of the current education year of the school or college fees
  • Proof of Residence Certificate
  • Caste certificate If applicable

Eligibility: All students are eligible to apply.

Application Fee: NA

Service Charge (Free for Online Submission): Rs. 35 service charge if you apply through the online facility available on Bangalore One, Grama One, Karnataka One.

Delivery Time (Days): 15 days

KSRTC student Bus Pass online application:

Please follow the below steps.

Step 1: Visit the Seva Sindhu website.

Step 2: Click the Departments & Services link in the top menu or visit the direct web page at

Step 3: Now visit the 4th page and click the “Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation”. You can also search “bus pass”.

Please click the search icon to get search results for all types of bus pass applications for different departments that can be applied through the Seva Sindhu portal.

Step 4: In the KSRTC department, click the “Issue of Bus Passes to School Children” link. You will find application-related details in a pop-up.

Step 5: Click Apply Online to start the application process.

Step 6: On the next page, log in to the Seva Sindhu Service Plus account.

Note: If you don’t have an account then check Seva Sindhu article to find out how to register a new account.

Step 7: After login, download the Declaration Certificate form and proceed with the online application.

Note: The declaration form must be duly signed by your school Headmaster or Principal.

You will find an online bus pass application form. Enter the student name as written on your Aadhaar Card. Enter all required details.

Step 8: Verify your mobile number by entering the OTP received on your mobile. After that check if all the information you have entered is correct.

Step 9: Select the “I Agree” check box and Submit your application. You can review your filled application and make corrections if required.

Step 10: Click the Attach Annexure button. Attach all the documents such as address proof, cast certificate, tuition fee receipt, and declaration certificate from the educational institute, and click the Save Annexure button.

Step 11: On the next page, click the “e-Sign and Submit“. It will authenticate you as per your Aadhaar. Aadhaar-based Authentication is required to get a student bus pass. Accept the terms & conditions and click the OTP button.

Step 12: Enter your Aadhar Number and Click on the Get OTP button. Enter OTP and click on Submit.

After the form submission, your Sakala acknowledgment will be displayed on the screen. Save this acknowledgment slip for future reference.

How to get the bus pass after approval?

  • If the bus pass application has been approved, the student will receive further communication on the registered mobile number through an SMS.
  • The name and address of the counter to collect the pass will be available in the SMS.
  • Students can visit the designated counters at KSRTC bus stands or Karnataka one and Grama one counter and collect the bus pass by paying the prescribed fee.
  • Fees can be paid through Cash/Debit card/Credit card/UPI.

Bus Pass Fee in Karnataka

Sl. No.CategoryPeriodFee (General students)Fee (SC/ST students (PF+ARF))
1Primary school10 MonthsRs.150/- (100 + 50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)
2High school boys10 MonthsRs.750/- (600+100+50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)
3High school girls10 MonthsRs.550/- (400+100+50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)
4College/ Diploma10 MonthsRs.1050/- (900+100+50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)
5ITI12 MonthsRs.1310/- (1150+100+60)Rs.160/- (100 + 60)
6Professional course10 MonthsRs.1550/- (1400+100+50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)
7Evening college / PHD10 MonthsRs.1350/- (1200+100+50)Rs.150/- (100 + 50)

Fee includes Travel charges +Processing fee +ARF. The above fee structure is for students only. To find the complete information about all types of fees, please visit the below links.

KSRTCClick here
BMTCClick here
KKRTCClick here
NWKRTCClick here

Karnataka Shakti Scheme

Now all the Women in Karnataka state are eligible for a free bus pass to travel in the city. It’s a new scheme launched by the government to empower women and provide financial relief along with providing a convenient traveling facility.

Shakti Smart Card will be issued to all women who apply for the Karnataka Shakti Scheme. Shakti scheme is available for all women residing in Karnataka state (including girl students and Transgenders).

Girl students residing in neighboring states attending schools / Colleges in the State of Karnataka and those students residing in Karnataka state attending schools / Colleges in neighboring states, are required to apply and obtain student concessional bus passes for traveling in KSRTC buses.

Please note that the Shakti scheme is available only for city transport, ordinary buses, etc. The government has also put “Free travel for women” stickers on the buses that are included in this scheme. For premium traveling services such as luxury and inter-state buses will not be covered under the Shakti scheme.

How to apply for a free bus pass in Karnataka for women?

To avail of the free bus travel for women, currently, you don’t have to apply for a pass. However, you will need to apply for a Shakti Card on the Seva Sindhu website and obtain the card in 3 months. The registration for the free bus travel for women in Karnataka is yet to start.

How to apply for a BMTC student bus pass?

Apart from applying on the Seva Sindhu website, Students can apply for BMTC Bus Pass through the BMTC website also. The procedure for the online application is given below.

  • Visit the official webpage
  • You will find links to different types of student bus pass as mentioned below.
    • Up to 10th standard
    • Pre-Graduation College
    • Degree/Professional/Technical/Medical/Evening/ PhD
    • Special Schools
  • Click on the applicable link. An online application form will appear on the screen.
  • Fill out this form and submit and pay the required fee.
  • Please note down the application number.

If you have submitted your application then you can check the application status from the same website by entering your application number.

KSRTC Bus Pass Helpline

For any grievances regarding applying for bus passes, pass printing of passes, etc, students can contact the following numbers:

SubjectsContact Numbers
For issues regarding applying pass through the Sevasindhu portal.87926628148792662816e-mail: [email protected]
For issues related to the printing of pass cards at pass issue counters.8904085030e-mail: [email protected]
KSRTC Call center080-26252625e-mail: [email protected]

e-mail: [email protected]

For any help related to other transporters, please visit their website.

Seva Sindhu Bus Pass Summary

Article typeBus Pass through Seva Sindhu portal
Concerned organizationKarnataka State Road Transport Corporation
Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
BeneficiaryCitizens of Karnataka
MinistryTransport Department, Karnataka
PurposeTo provide an easy online bus pass booking service
Online portal to applySeva Sindhu Service Plus

Important links:

Official website

Frequently asked questions

What types of different bus passes are available in Karnataka?

Citizens can apply for different types of bus passes through the Seva Sindhu portal such as.

-Free Bus pass for blind
-Bus pass for freedom fighter
-Bus pass for physically challenged
-Bus Passes to School Children
-Free labour bus Pass scheme

Further, student bus passes have been categorized as per the below criteria.

-Issuance of Student Bus Pass – Upto 10th (State)
-Issuance of Student Bus Pass – CBSE/ICSE
-Issuance of Student Bus Pass – Degree/Professional/Technical/Medical/Evening/PhD
-Issuance of Student Bus Pass – Special Schools

How to check the Bus Pass application status?

After submitting the application, students can check the current status of their online application through the Seva Sindhu website. To know complete details and a step-by-step procedure, please visit the Seva Sindhu Application Status.

The procedure is similar for all types of applications so you can check the application status for any other application in a similar manner.

How to renew a bus pass in Seva Sindhu?

Below steps will be required to submit the KSRCT Bus Pass application.

i-Visit the Seva Sindhu Portal and click the Departments & Services link.
ii-Under the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, click the “Renewal of Bus Passes to Physically Challenged” link.
iii- Check all the required information and fill out the online application form.
iv-Your Bus Pass will be renewed after paying the required fee.
v-You will also get an SMS.

Documents and eligibility for a Bus Pass for Physically challenged?

A physically challenged person who is a resident of Karnataka will get Bus Pass at a lower fee. Currently, the fee for the Bus Pass for the Physically challenged is Rs.660/- per annum. A person’s disability must be 40% or above.

After getting the passes, all physically challenged persons can travel in City, Suburban, Ordinary, and Express routes of KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC, and NWKRTC buses within the limit of 100 km from the place of residence.

Applicant must be physically challenged and must have a Disability certificate and I.D card issued by the Department for Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens. Apart from the Disability Certificate, Address proof, and Aadhar card will be required to apply for a Bus Pass.

Applicants must have the user credentials provided by the Drugs Control Department to apply for this service. The department may ask the applicant to re-submit documents if required.

Online process:

Open the Seva Sindhu website and apply online.

Offline process:

To get a Bus Pass or renew the Bus Pass, the applicant must visit the concerned office in person and Submit the original Disability card. The person must fill out the Bus Pass form at the concerned divisional office. The disability certificate and application form will be verified by the concerned officer.

A copy of the ID card issued by the District welfare office of Disabled Persons & Senior Citizens and certified by minimum 02 Medical Officers viz Chairman/members of the District Medical Board where the beneficiary is living must be attached to the application form.

Please note that passes will be renewed every year from 1st January to 28th February but new passes can be applied throughout the year.

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