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RTA to rein in polluting testing centres

RTA to rein in polluting testing centres

Feb 17,2018 , 05:29 AM IST | Telangana
The motorists in the State would now get authenticated Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate directly from the central server of the Transport Department. The department would soon make changes in the software to crack a whip on the pollution testing units involved in irregularities and to check pollution.

RTC headquarter assets issue still hangs fire

Feb 16,2018 , 05:35 AM IST | Telangana
The contentious issue of sharing the headquarter assets between two Telugu States remains unresolved as the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) categorically said the properties of Telangana cannot be shared and only Bus Bhavan falls under the category of headquarters assets.
100 e-buses to ply on Hyd roads soon

100 e-buses to ply on Hyd roads soon

Feb 14,2018 , 04:22 AM IST | Telangana
Very soon one would get to travel in electric buses (e-buses) in Hyderabad, thanks to the subsidy announced by the Union Government in the recent budget. The Centre has proposed to provide 100 buses with 60 per cent of the cost as subsidy.
RTC buses off roads in Old City

RTC buses off roads in Old City

Jan 13,2018 , 01:30 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Call it step-motherly treatment or just whims of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), for some inexplicable reason, TSRTC buses in the old city have been taken off the road.
Food carts go freewheeling

Food carts go freewheeling

Jan 11,2018 , 02:36 AM IST | Telangana
Even as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) of the Central government has decided to regulate roadside eateries like the ‘thela bandis’, Hyderabad neither has proper staff nor the equipment to test samples of the products sold on bandis.

Licence renewal costs 4,835!

Jan 09,2018 , 02:19 AM IST | Telangana
Strange are the ways of the officials of the RTA. Md Ghouse, a resident of Malakpet, got a shock of his life when he applied for renewal of his driving licence. While the late fee as per the rules is Rs 1,000, he had received a reply that he would have to pay Rs 4,835 for confirming a slot for the renewal of his licence.
RTA offices run out of stationery supplies

RTA offices run out of stationery supplies

Oct 25,2017 , 03:56 AM IST | Telangana
The RTA offices in the State are falling short of stationery due to which they are unable to issue fitness certificates, permits, and other documents for the past four months. The motorists are given printouts on white sheets which have no value and are as good as a photocopy.
Lord’s laddu to cost more, courtesy GST

Lord’s laddu to cost more, courtesy GST

Oct 17,2017 , 03:55 AM IST | Telangana
The pilgrims bound for the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Yadadri would have to shell out more from their pockets for purchasing prasadam like laddu, pulihora and other items as the temple authorities increased the prices and the new prices would come into force from October 20.
TSRTC to have own petrol pumps

TSRTC to have own petrol pumps

Oct 12,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would start its own petrol pumps in the State within a month’s time as the corporation got NOC for about ten outlets at various parts of the State including the one in Hyderabad.
Tattered road takes toll on TSRTC buses

Tattered road takes toll on TSRTC buses

Oct 06,2017 , 04:59 AM IST | Telangana
Bad road at several stretches is causing extensive damage to Mumbai-bound Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses.
Cabs, autos are dime a dozen; RTC in doldrums

Cabs, autos are dime a dozen; RTC in doldrums

Sep 28,2017 , 01:55 AM IST | Telangana
All advancement in public transport system, though came as a great relief for commuters, seems to be posing a huge challenge to the already struggling State-run Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
Testing driving skills to become handy

Testing driving skills to become handy

Sep 26,2017 , 02:12 AM IST | Telangana
It comes as a huge relief for motorists in Secunderabad, as the Transport Department has decided to open driving testing tracks and office for carrying out fitness tests in the vicinity.

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. 

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