RTC plans 10 new depots in Greater Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: In a bid to improve the facilities for its commuters and clear the rush time to time, the State Road Transport Corporation’s Greater Hyderabad region is planning to construct 10 new

Published: 22nd January 2012 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:19 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In a bid to improve the facilities for its commuters and clear the rush time to time, the State Road Transport Corporation’s Greater Hyderabad region is planning to construct 10 new depots in the city’s suburban areas.

RTC officials are searching for either government or private lands to construct 10 new depots. Construction of each depot needs Rs 10 core excluding the cost of land. Already, six new depots are under construction at Bandlaguda, Kachiguda, Chengicherla, Musheerabad-3, Farooqnagar and Maheswaram in the region.

Executive director A Koteswara Rao said they were taking steps to provide better facilities to passengers and improve the revenue.

Speaking to reporters at his office here on Saturday, he said the   region incurred Rs 90-crore loss between April and December last which translated into Rs 40 lakh a day.

Among the passenger-friendly measures being contemplated is providing free transport to those having reservation for long-distance journey and living in interior areas up to the main road. The corporation was thinking of providing bus services to new colonies, he said.

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