However, some commuters said they are worried as the TNSTC buses being operated currently are heavily crowded and social distancing has gone for a complete toss during peak hours
Of them, two buses are proceeding to Vijayawada from Hyderabad, while another one is proceeding to Bhimavaram from Hyderabad.
The owners also demanded that full occupancy must be allowed in buses against the 50 per cent currently allowed.
Two private buses are set to be equipped with the latest technology at Metro Fuels
The DTC on Saturday pointed out that the department’s IT wing monitors the fares on online ticket booking platforms such as Redbus and Abhibus.
At least 150 buses, with reduced occupancy, left for the Telangana capital on Saturday
The majority of the private buses stopped services six months ago after the pandemic hit. Lying idle for such a long time has gradually led to the vehicles suffering damage.
The private buses across the State are still off the road as the operators had not made up their mind on resuming operations.
The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to completely exempt stage and contract carriage owners from paying vehicle tax in the July-September quarter.
According to bus owners, even the institutional lenders were not keen to seize the buses for causing loan arrears.
Police said that fire broke out in one of the buses and then spread to the other buses parked next to each other.
All the passengers of the bus had safely reached their respective destinations without any harassment by the hijackers.
Before Covid-19 struck, speeding private buses reigned on Kochi’s roads.
Government amends the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
Domestic and international tourism is at a standstill due to the pandemic and hence there is no earning for tourist buses as well.