Awards for RTC drivers for saving fuel

Awards for RTC drivers for saving fuel

Awards for RTC drivers for saving fuel. A total of 180 ‘Best HSD KMPL Awards’ were given to AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) drivers,...

HPCL organises oil & gas conservation week

Hyderabad: A total of 180 ‘Best HSD KMPL Awards’ were given to AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) drivers, mechanics and driving instructors on Friday for improving the fuel mileage of its fleet of services considerably.

At a function organised by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd on the occasion of Oil and Gas Conservation fortnight from January 15 to 31, the APSRTC disclosed that the average km/litre rose from 4.45 in 1983-84 to 5.15 during 2012-13.

Transport Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, who was the chief guest, said, “Even if half of the 41,000 drivers in RTC achieved 5.316 km/litre of diesel, the Corporation would save Rs 6 crore per annum. So far 1,000 drivers achieved 6 km/litre.”

He also suggested the management to conduct the awards function in different zones in order to motivate other drivers.

Appealing to the RTC staff to work hard, he said that the government would bear the additional burden of Rs 380 crore after the announcement of Interim Relief.

J Purnachandra Rao, vice-chairman and managing director, said, “Drivers are the face of RTC and have been doing a commendable job. Every day 1.5 crore passengers utilise RTC services.” Highest KMPL drivers were given merit certificate of appreciation and a cash award of Rs 1,000 to the best driver of each region besides gifts from oil companies.

A P Panda, senior regional manager, direct sales, HPCL, said that from next year HPCL would give Rs 10,000 for the best driver.

G V Ramana, driver from Kakinada saved 4,000 litres of diesel and saved Rs 2,80,000 for the Corporation.

K Buchial of Pargi depot, Ch Appi Reddy of Khammam depot, PR Prabhu of Tanuku depot, A N Chary of Karimnagar depot and R Srinu of Miryalguda depot were the top drivers who achieved more than 6 km/litre.

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