A heavy rush was reported at Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) ahead of Dasara in Vijayawada on Monday.
The electronically controlled air suspension in these vehicles offers a comfortable ride.
Tirumala Rao said arrangements are being made to operate 419 buses to Vijayawada from various districts for the convenience of devotees visiting Indrakeeladri, the abode of Goddess Durga.
No additional fare will be collected from passengers in the special buses.
Finally, after more than a decade-long legal battle, Ch Rajeswara Rao, a bus conductor from Gannavaram in Krishna district got justice.
Regional managers empowered to take a decision on percentage of fare reduction
The APSRTC has improved its Occupancy Ratio (OR) and has come up with several programmes to facilitate better services and comfortable travel to commuters.
Meanwhile, APSRTC driver Peela Bujji parked his students’ special bus near the Vangara police station and went to his friend’s house to sleep.
APSRTC MD Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao will forward 896 pending applications to the district collectors in the first phase.
With the diesel (bulk) price increasing to Rs 131 per litre as on June 29, the RTC decided to hike the diesel cess marginally.
It may mentioned here that the footfall of passengers has increased considerably in APSRTC buses after Telangana transport corporation increased the prices recently.
The RTC revenue has picked up momentum and it collected Rs 15.40 crore on January 17, thanks to the Sankranti festival season.
APSRTC has seen a remarkable growth in the passenger occupancy ratio over the last few days as its fares are significantly less when compared to those of TSRTC buses.
Speaking on the occasion, the RTC MD said instructions were given to officials concerned to conduct breathalyser test on the drivers.
On a pilot basis, the APSRTC has introduced e-pos machines in Vijayawada and Guntur-II depots in the buses on Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Bengaluru and Visakhapatnam routes.
The basic pay as on July 1, 2018 in APSRTC RPS -2017 will be multiplied by a fitment factor of 1.031 to calculate the revised basic pay applicable to the post in the State Government RPS-22.
Stating that all the GOs related to the PRC were issued, the leaders pointed out that no GO was issued with regard to the scales and allowances of RTC staff.
According to RTC officials, on an average the corporation will utilise around 30 crore litres of HSD per annum for its buses, including hired vehicles.
Plans to give 7,000 e-bikes to staff of two districts on a pilot basis. The electric bikes travel a distance ranging from 40 to 100 km on a single charge.
The TDP chief recalled how the arrogant Chief Minister provoked attacks on his own residence at Undavalli in Amaravati.