Another Row Bogs RTC

Published: 05th November 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In the much delayed bifurcation of the APSRTC, another controversy is waiting to erupt. A senior official of the corporation has raised an objection over non-implementation of Purushotham Committee’s report which states that around 700 buses from Andhra Pradesh should be transferred to Telangana.

The issue gains significance as transfer of the buses would bring revenue of Rs  one crore per day to the RTC in Telangana. Each bus can generate up to Rs 14,000 revenue every day.

Further, it would also mean creation of more than 3,000 jobs in Telangana. RTC Telangana Mazdoor Union (TMU) raised an issue that more number of buses operate from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana but very few vice versa. ‘’We raised the issue way back in 2012,” said M Thomas Reddy, working president of TMU.

To know what should be done for equal number of buses to ply from both the regions, Purushotham Committee was formed by the corporation.

The committee submitted its report in 2012, which stated that over 700 buses should be transferred from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana to bring balance.

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