HYDERABAD: If a man occupies a seat reserved for women in RTC buses and refuses to vacate it, it leads to altercations and verbal abuses. Even conductors of the buses remain helpless in such situations.
To avert such incidents, the State Road Transport Corporation has announced that measures are being taken to prevent men from occupying women’s seats.
This is part of a string of measures contemplated by the RTC under ‘RTC Mee Thodu’ initiative in Telangana and ‘RTC Mee Kosam’ in Andhra Pradesh.
Apart from this, unclean bus stops and washrooms at the depots presents unpleasant experience to passengers.
Corporation vice-chairman and managing director J Purnachandra Rao said that cleanliness at bus stops was being given priority.
If passengers find bus stops or washrooms at a depot unclean, they can complain about the same by sending a message to a number which is yet to be announced by RTC. Separate numerical codes are assigned to different categories of complaints like Code 1 for harassment in buses and 10 for unclean washrooms.