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TRS meet to leave commuters high and dry

TRS meet to leave commuters high and dry
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The TRS public meet Pragathi Nivedana Sabha is being launched with much fanfare to explain the welfare schemes initiated by CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, however, the governments apathy towards general public comes to fore as it has removed 85 per cent of RTC buses from the streets for the meet

Kushaiguda: The TRS public meet ‘Pragathi Nivedana Sabha’ is being launched with much fanfare to explain the welfare schemes initiated by CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, however, the government’s apathy towards general public comes to fore as it has removed 85 per cent of RTC buses from the streets for the meet. The government has also not issued any caution notice to bus passengers about shortage of buses on the two days – Saturday and Sunday.

About 100 out of 120 RTC buses from Kushaiguda depot would be sent for the TRS public meeting to be held at Kongara Kalan at Ibrahimpatnam on September 2. According to sources, “There are 120 Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses in Kushaiguda bus depot, out of which 100 buses have been allotted for the public meeting. The buses will leave the depot at 4:30pm on Saturday for the meeting.”

“Only for one day the Telangana Government is charging Rs 30,000 for one RTC bus to attend the meeting, and Regional Transport Office (RTO) is engaging private buses, school buses and DCM for the meeting, the capacity of an RTC bus is to carry 45 passengers but now more than 100 members will be taken for the meeting in a bus.” he added. He further said, “for Lingampally, Kukatpally, LB Nagar and Secunderabad and in few other areas, the buses will leave from the Kushaiguda depot. Only 20 buses will be left in Kushaiguda depot for the public. The general public would suffer a lot due to shortage of buses. The auto drivers would be charging a high price from the passengers.

BY Spandana Nimma

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