In the year 1960 in Karnataka State the Mysore State Road Transport Association was formed to encourage the spirit of “ESPIRT-DE-CORPS” among the members so as to develop a sense of unity among the transport operators, agents, owners and with a view to safeguard and defend their legitimate rights and privileges, promote their interests , improve and develop their business.|
To organize all transport operators, agents, owners, whether individuals, partners or companies or similar Associations into one Central Corporate Body for the whole of the State of Karnataka, to watch, protect, safeguard, guide, and promote commercial business interest in general and in the welfare of the members of the Association in particular and to effectively represent their hardship and grievances as also to express their opinion on any matter affecting their business interests to the local or municipal, Government-State or Central authorities or to any executive or legislative or any other public body.
To disseminate Knowledge or information through leaflets, periodicals or pamphlets about the modern scientific researches and improvements effected in transport business with a view to improve their standard or service and raise it at par with the western and other civilized countries.
To promote a high standard of vocational and operational conduct among its members.
To remove and eliminate as far as possible the various trade and operational difficulties experienced by the operators and to frame rules and regulation for the guidance of the members in their business transactions and operations.
To provide opportunities for Social and Cultural activities among its members.
To enquire into, adjust and settle disputes among the members of Association.
To maintain uniformity in the methods and standard of business as regards to freight and other charges, rules of conduct of business, etc. ,as not to only prevent unhealthy competition among the members but also to bring uniformity in these matters, to the extent possible.
To affiliate, to subscribe to or become members and to co-operate with any other associations, object are either wholly or
in part identical or similar to those of this association , for the purpose of indirectly advancing the objects of the Association.
To start and maintain reading rooms, libraries, periodicals and other useful activities for the benefit of the members of the association.
To organize publicity in the PRESS or otherwise promote the common interest of the members.
To arrange and call for periodical conferences and meetings of the members of the Association and other affiliated members for discussions of questions relating to matters affecting the interest of the association or its members and to provide amenities like ware houses, truck terminals and other common facilities for the benefit of the members and or to associate with any Government bodies , corporate companies floated for the purpose by the governments in the interest of the Road Transport Industry in this regard and to extend all co-operations physically, financially and fully to achieve the results.
To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attachment of the objects and to raise interest free loan from Members.
In the year 1961-62, Mysore State Road Transport Association was formed with Mr. V. Ayodhyaraman the First President and Mr.B.S. Varadaraja Shetty was the first
Secretary and 20 members formed the Association.
In the year 1966-67, under the President ship of Mr. C. M. Reddy and Hon. Secretary Sri P.R. Pattabhiraman, The Association was recognized by the Government.
In the year 1981-82, Mr. A.A. Badami became the President and Mr. N.K. Agarwal became the Hon. Secretary of the Association and the Association’s name was changed to M/s. Karnataka Goods Transporters Association (Registered).
KGTA has been rising from strength to strength and today it is one of the premier Organization with membership strength of more than 1000 members.
KGTA is now acknowledge as powerful arm of Transport Fraternity.
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