VIJAYAWADA: The stalemate continues over sharing of assets between APSRTC and TSRTC as the RTC Board meeting held at the RTC House here on Friday ended without making any headway.
According to APSRTC officials, the corporation demanded 58 per cent share in the 14 joint assets, however TSRTC officials refused to the proposal and assured to provide construction value in the Bus Bhavan located in RTC Cross Roads, Hyderabad. In less than a month, the APSRTC and TSRTC officials met twice, but failed to take a decision over the distribution of joint assets.
The board consisting of as many as 17 officials including seven from AP, five from Telangana and two from Central government and all of them participated in the meeting. APSRTC vice-chairman and managing director M Malakondaiah and his Telangana counterpart TSRTC MD G V Ramana Rao and principal secretaries of Transport (AP and Telangana) were present on the occasion.
“We have demanded the TSRTC to provide 58 per cent share in the 14 joint assets. In return, they agreed only to provide construction value in the RTC Bus Bhavan located in Hyderabad. When we asked to conduct voting to decide the option, TSRTC officials turned down the proposal, forcing the meeting to conclude without taking any concrete measures in distribution of joint assets,’’ said APSRTC vice-chairman and managing director M Malakondaiah.
A detailed report regarding the meeting will be sent to the Centre and Sheila Bide Commission, he added.
When contacted, APSRTC Employees Union (EU) deputy general secretary P Damodar said that 58 per cent share in the 14 assets belong to the RTC in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should be given to the APSRTC. Otherwise, the APSRTC will face a loss of Rs 1,500 crore. A proper assurance should be given by the Central and State governments to the APSRTC over the compensation, Damodar demanded.In fact, the first RTC board meeting after the bifurcation of the State was held only on August 24. Though the RTC was functioning separately in AP and TS, the Board was not divided till date.
RTC joint assets
RTC Bus Bhavan, Hyderabad
RTC Hospital, Tarnaka, Hyderabad
Bus Body Building Unit, Miyapur
RTC Function Hall, Hyderabad
Vice chairman and Managing Director Bungalow
Officers Quarters, Kazipet.
Light Vehicles Maintenance Depot, Musheerabad
Five-acre land, Anantapur