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KSRTC's 8,750-strong fleet of buses presently consume an average of six to seven lakh litres of high speed diesel (HSD) daily.
The bus was going to Nizamabad from Nirmal when the accident occurred, police said.
This year, officials are expecting a revenue of Rs 7 crore as there is an increase in the passenger influx from Hyderabad.
The accident took place in Bijinapally in Nagarkurnool district, on Sunday morning, when one of the tyres of the bus exploded.
As many as 521 road accidents, involving APSRTC buses, have been recorded across the State between April 1 and August 31.
To reduce road accidents that occur due to negligence of bus drivers, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) officials are conducting special training sessions for drivers.
Ever since the fatal bus accident in Kondagattu that killed 61 people, TSRTC has been facing the public ire from across the sections of society.
According to sources, the speeding bus was descending, while the lorry was ascending a small ghat section known as Tekula Kona near Vayalapadu.
KSRTC trade unions are opposing the implementation of single-duty system by the management.
The High Court, the other day, asked the department on the number of electric buses to be plied at Sabarimala as the place is an ecologically sensitive zone.
Highly placed sources have confirmed that the primary reason for the mishap was driver’s inability to apply brakes while negotiating a sharp turn on the ghat road.
Sources say that RTC bus drivers are mandated to complete a stipulated number of rides between the start and end points within their shift.
The cash-strapped state-owned RTC is being perceived as the main culprit behind Tuesday’s mishap.
The driver who was riding the Koti-bound RTC bus that ran over three people at the Gachibowli crossroads on Monday, was given bail.
The inquiry also found that Jagtial Depot Manager M Hanumantha Rao had directed Srinivas to take the ghat road.