Author : K Chandrasekhar


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. 
TSRTC to hand over select routes to pvt operators

TSRTC to hand over select routes to pvt operators

Nov 17,2016 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) officials are examining a proposal to hand over certain routes to private operators as way to improve the financial position of the corporation.
TRS not to join opposition chorus against Centre

TRS not to join opposition chorus against Centre

Nov 16,2016 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
Telangana Rashtra Samithi has decided not to join the opposition parties in taking up the demonetisation issue against Modi government in Parliament. 
Malls, cinema halls to come up at MGBS

Malls, cinema halls to come up at MGBS

Oct 29,2016 , 02:14 AM IST | Telangana
Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, still among the biggest in the country, will soon metamorphose into a pulsating entertainment and lifestyle centre with the authorities unveiling a Rs 10-crore plan that includes establishing shopping malls and cinema halls.
Deccan Optical is synonymous with eye care in Hyderabad

Deccan Optical is synonymous with eye care in Hyderabad

Oct 16,2016 , 03:24 AM IST | Telangana
Deccan Optical started in 1946 in Hyderabad but the seeds were sown first in Delhi in 1919 by the Kapoor family who ventured into optical business to serve the elite British Generals and VIPs of pre-independent India. Manish Kapoor says his great grandparents started Deccan Optical in Aurangabad in 1929 which was a part of the Nizam territory.
Road safety dept on the anvil

Road safety dept on the anvil

Sep 17,2016 , 02:51 AM IST | Telangana
With an aim to bring down road accidents in the state and take more corrective measures, the Telangana government has decided to create a separate department for road safety.
Move to halt long distance buses on Hyderabad outskirts

Move to halt long distance buses on Hyderabad outskirts

Sep 16,2016 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
With traffic jams becoming a regular feature in and around Koti, Chaderghat and Imliban Bus station areas, the RTC officials are planning to stop the long distance buses entering the city from the Vijayawada side, at LB Nagar or Dilsukhnagar itself and provide the passengers with shuttle services from there to proceed to various places in the city.
Swipe smart card to pay for LPG cylinder

Swipe smart card to pay for LPG cylinder

Aug 02,2016 , 03:02 AM IST | National
With frequent complaints of LPG cylinder delivery boys extracting money from housewives for the delivery of the cylinder, oil companies have started to issue smart cards to consumers with which payments can be made with a single swipe.
TSRTC mulls pressing electric buses in Hyderabad

TSRTC mulls pressing electric buses in Hyderabad

Jul 30,2016 , 04:23 AM IST | Telangana
As part of its commitment to check emissions from its large fleet, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would soon introduce battery-operated “electric” buses in the city.
Bus tracking project hits a roadblock

Bus tracking project hits a roadblock

Apr 13,2016 , 12:53 AM IST | Telangana
The work on ambitious proposal of TSRTC to provide information to the passengers on the real time position and movement of the bus through SMS with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS), which is also called the vehicle tracking and passenger information system (VT&PIS), is progressing at a snail’s pace because of shortage of funds.