80 Metro Luxury Buses Launched

Published: 30th November 2014 06:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2014 06:27 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A bus which mechanically tilts to a side at the press of a button to facilitate wheelchair-bound and aged people to board it with ease, a request button installed on handle bars for bus to stop and many more features can be seen in 80 Metro Luxury buses of TSRTC flagged off by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here on Saturday.

Passengers can expect to cut down the time spent waiting for buses as the corporation plans to introduce a Mobile App which informs them of the location of bus and time to be taken for it to reach a bus stop. The buses, pressed into service now, would be plying on four routes.

While the 80 low-floor AC buses will ply in city limits, 450 more will be allotted to other districts in the coming days. The minimum fare to travel in these buses is `15 and increases by `5 for every 2 km. Rao said that only a mass transportation system could solve the traffic gridlock in the city and RTC provided it.

Lauding the Telangana RTC staff for their support to Sakala Janula Samme, he announced that the special increment given to state government employees would also be given to RTC staff with immediate effect. The financial burden on account of the special increment would be borne by the government, he said.

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