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Lower rung staff in RTA double up as officials

Sep 21,2017 , 04:09 AM IST | Telangana
There is a severe shortage of senior officials in Road Transport Authority (RTA) and as a result, the lower level officials like superintendents, administrative officers and motor vehicle inspectors are performing the duties of RTO against the MVI rules.
Starting trouble for SDC at Transport Academy

Starting trouble for SDC at Transport Academy

Sep 13,2017 , 04:10 AM IST | Telangana
The Skill Development Centre (SDC) at Telangana State Road Transportation Corporation (TSRTC) Transport Academy which was scheduled to start from August 15 is yet to take off.
BJP leader’s book set to ruffle many a feather

BJP leader’s book set to ruffle many a feather

Aug 23,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Telangana
Senior BJP leader Prof S V Seshagiri Rao’s book expressing his views on the contemporary history has led to a widespread discussion within the party as he questioned the role of some party leaders during the agitation for separate state of Telangana.
TSRTC gets cost shock, shelves electric bus plan

TSRTC gets cost shock, shelves electric bus plan

Jul 15,2017 , 05:10 AM IST | Telangana
With high cost becoming a constraint, the TSRTC has shelved the proposal to acquire the electric buses, which are said to be a good option to cut down the fuel expenditure.
RTA makes Aadhaar must for licence

RTA makes Aadhaar must for licence

Jun 29,2017 , 03:08 AM IST | Telangana
The Road Transport Authority will soon make Aadhaar card mandatory for all transactions like obtaining driving licence, registration of a vehicle, etc.
Modi to launch TSRTC skill centres on July 15

Modi to launch TSRTC skill centres on July 15

Jun 24,2017 , 04:09 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) can now issue the heavy motor driving licence, thanks to the Skill India Initiative of the government of India, which has recognised the Transport Academy of the corporation as the Skill Development Centre (SDC).
No takers for She Cabs

No takers for She Cabs

Jun 23,2017 , 02:47 AM IST | Telangana
She Cabs, which were launched amid much fanfare in 2015, has become a big flop with only six cabs operating in the entire Hyderabad, when a target of 100 was set in the first year. 
BJP keeps 2-state strategy a secret

BJP keeps 2-state strategy a secret

May 24,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Telangana
Avoiding a direct reply on the alliance with Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the State during 2019 elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Tuesday said that their focus was to strengthen the party and they are in opposition in Telangana. He was equally non-committal with regard to continuing the alliance with TDP in Andhra Pradesh.
Dinner on Board off RTC menu

Dinner on Board off RTC menu

May 17,2017 , 11:18 PM IST | Telangana
The ‘Dinner on board’ facility initiated by the RTC with an aim to provide passengers on board with their choice of food has been stopped.The facility was started by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) for the passengers travelling long distance in buses. The idea was to provide passengers with their choice of food, such as Hyderabadi Biryani, Pulla Reddy ghee sweets, Kara
Hyderabad architects to design metro stations

Hyderabad architects to design metro stations

May 14,2017 , 10:40 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
With an aim to boost to local talent, the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) authorities are engaging budding architects for the designing and landscaping works at the Metro stations. In this regard, HMR will give each metro station to one architect.
Telangana, AP Transport talks inconclusive

Telangana, AP Transport talks inconclusive

May 11,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Telangana
The talks between the Transport Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on contentious issues like single permit for lorries, private transport and interstate permit of TSRTC and APSRTC buses remained inconclusive.
Underground parking at four Hyderabad Metro Rail stations

Underground parking at four Hyderabad Metro Rail stations

May 09,2017 , 02:19 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metro Rail will provide underground parking facilities at four places and a puzzle parking facility at one of the Metro Rail stations in order to cater to the vehicular traffic at the stations.
Balladeer Gaddar goes down memory lane

Balladeer Gaddar goes down memory lane

Apr 21,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
Walking down the memory lane Balladeer Gaddar has shared his experiences and the problems being faced by him in Osmania University.
Oho! AHO feature of BS-IV bikes wows

Oho! AHO feature of BS-IV bikes wows

Apr 11,2017 , 03:24 AM IST | Telangana
The new BS-IV model two-wheelers plying on the roads now have taken the people by surprise with innovative features like AHO (Automatic Headlights On-AHO), good mileage and other benefits.
Citizens in dark over revised  RTA charges

Citizens in dark over revised RTA charges

Mar 30,2017 , 10:29 PM IST | Telangana
The Transport Department, despite collecting enhanced transaction fees for various services since early January, has failed to update the Citizens’ Charter in the offices. The notice boards in the offices are still displaying the old charges for various services.
Commuters in Old City suffer

Commuters in Old City suffer

Mar 21,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Telangana
The transport system in the old city is in a bad shape. While the MIM legislators allege that a step-motherly treatment is being meted out to the old city, authorities say that narrow roads and heavy traffic are hindering the process of providing proper transport connectivity.
Digital transactions in TSRTC take a beating

Digital transactions in TSRTC take a beating

Mar 04,2017 , 04:19 AM IST | Telangana
With the cash flow problem coming to an end, digital transactions in the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have witnessed a drastic fall. This is true even in Siddipet which has boasted of attaining 100 per cent digital transaction. 
RTC shelves SMS complaint facility

RTC shelves SMS complaint facility

Mar 03,2017 , 03:21 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The ‘RTC Meekosam’, SMS based complaint facility, which was to be started by the Corporation about two years ago, is yet to take off. 
Rejig of districts hits cab, bus operators hard

Rejig of districts hits cab, bus operators hard

Feb 25,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Telangana
The delimitation of districts seems to have affected the livelihood of cab and bus operators in the city as they are made to pay taxes for the entire State even though they operate only within the GHMC limits resulting in a burden of Rs 15,000 to Rs 40,000 quarterly.
2% tax on second vehicle to go soon

2% tax on second vehicle to go soon

Feb 09,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Auto
Telangana government is likely to remove the two per cent additional tax on the purchase of second vehicle and proposes to impose additional tax on diesel vehicles.
Telangana Taxi policy likely to hit TSRTC hard

Telangana Taxi policy likely to hit TSRTC hard

Feb 04,2017 , 03:27 AM IST | Telangana
The draft taxi policy issued by the Government of India is likely to have adverse affect on the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
Fitness test: Huge relief for auto drivers likely

Fitness test: Huge relief for auto drivers likely

Jan 24,2017 , 06:17 AM IST | Telangana
Following strong protests from auto unions, the State Road Transport Authority (RTA) is likely to issue orders soon announcing that the auto rickshaws which have not got fitness test done for long could do so by paying a penalty of Rs 50 per day with effect from January 1.
80 TSRTC buses wait for KCR to join fleet

80 TSRTC buses wait for KCR to join fleet

Jan 04,2017 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
It is three months since the TSRTC had taken delivery of over 80 new buses, which include Luxury, A/C and Vajra buses. 
TSRTC to spice up food menu at canteens

TSRTC to spice up food menu at canteens

Jan 03,2017 , 05:29 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has decided to clean up the canteens at bus station following complaints against low-quality food and lack of maintenance at its eateries. 
Commuters rue as autos begin to ‘rule’

Commuters rue as autos begin to ‘rule’

Jan 02,2017 , 12:26 AM IST | Hans
People almost missed their flights, New Year revelers were robbed of their enthusiasm and auto rickshaw drivers had a field day fleecing commuters as two major cab services, Ola and Uber continued with their strike on day two.Ameerpet resident, Vijaya and her two children, who were to catch an early morning flight to Mumbai, had a harrowing experience as cabs were not available.
New-look Pushpak to hit the street

New-look Pushpak to hit the street

Dec 08,2016 , 11:03 PM IST | Hans
To increase the patronage of airport bound passengers, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has decided to change the fleet of airport shuttle services named Pushpak with new ones.The occupancy ratio has been a problem for these buses since its inception and because of different measures like changing the timing based on the flight arrivals and having halts has resulted in reac
TSRTC plans parcel service

TSRTC plans parcel service

Dec 03,2016 , 01:28 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), which is marching ahead with several innovative schemes for offering better services to commuters, is likely to introduce RTC parcel service. 
HMR to bring Puzzle Parking in Nampally

HMR to bring Puzzle Parking in Nampally

Nov 25,2016 , 11:37 PM IST | Hans
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) authorities will soon bring ‘Puzzle Parking’ facility in Nampally.It is an automated parking system where vehicles can be moved horizontally and vertically in the city.
Telangana State thumbs up to Centre’s tax idea

Telangana State thumbs up to Centre’s tax idea

Nov 25,2016 , 04:38 AM IST | Telangana
According to Transport Department officials, the Union Transport Ministry is actively considering the proposal of introducing single road and life tax for the entire country. 
Pollution under control loopholes to be plugged

Pollution under control loopholes to be plugged

Nov 19,2016 , 02:11 AM IST | Telangana
At present, there is no check or control over these centres. They issue certificates charging extra amount even if the vehicles do not pass the test. Hence, the department has decided to take over the control of the system and ensure that only proper certificates are issued.