He informed that the State government has released Rs 150 crore in the budget for the RTC to purchase 400 Pallevelugu buses and 100 others. On the occasion, he appealed to the agitating RTC employees to call off their strike immediately and cooperate with government. He said if government accepts the 43 per cent fitment, the corporation should increase the bus fares up to 40 per cent, which would not be affordable by the people.
The Minister appealed to the RTA employees to perform their duties perfectly, reach the targets and increase the income of the transport department. He informed that in April month Nizamabad transport department collected Rs 8.96 crore as against Rs 10.56 crore and asked the department to reach the targets and support the government.
Kamareddy MLA Gamapa Govardhan requested the Minister to sanction Rs 15 lakh for construction of additional platforms at Kamareddy bus stand, and for purchase of additional buses for depot. Transport Department Joint Commissioner B Venkateshwarlu, Deputy Commissioner Rajaratnam, Executive Director Purushotham, RTC RM Ramakanth and employees of RTA took part in the programme.