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Recession hit TS Transport dept hard: Minister

Recession hit TS Transport dept hard: MinisterMinister Puvvada Ajay
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According to Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay, vehicle sales were affected so also the registrations for quite some time.

Hyderabad: The present economic recession has affected the revenue of the State Transport Department. According to Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay, vehicle sales were affected so also the registrations for quite some time.

Speaking on Transport department demand in Assembly on Wednesday, Ajay said that the revenue on Vehicle Tax and Life Tax witnessed minus two per cent growth rate. Agreeing that there is a shortage of 1,500 drivers in State-run TSRTC, he said that they have written to Finance Department for permission to recruit 2,000 drivers and conductors.

He stated that TSRTC was not selling its lands and the corporation lands at Ranigunj and Musheerabad in Hyderabad are very much with it and not sold to anyone.

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