TS, AP RTC hold talks to resume inter-State services

As part of the meeting held between TSRTC MD Sunil Sharma and APSRTC MD Krishna Babu, officials made proposals on operating an equal number of buses on said routes

By   |  Published: 15th Sep 2020  11:23 pm

Hyderabad: The managements of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) held a meeting on resuming operation of inter-State bus services between the two States, here on Tuesday.

As part of the meeting held between TSRTC MD Sunil Sharma and APSRTC MD Krishna Babu, officials made proposals on operating an equal number of buses on said routes. APSRTC officials have been asked to reduce their bus operations and operate equally with TSRTC.

After bifurcation, APSRTC has been operating buses on 2.5 lakh route km in Telangana. The buses of APSRTC have been plying over one lakh more km in Telangana when compared with the distance covered by TSRTC buses in Andhra Pradesh. Now TSRTC has come forward to cover the distance of 1.6 lakh km in AP.

Sharma said proposals have been made to operate an equal number of buses route-wise. “If APSRTC gives clarity on routes, will come forward and finalise the agreement,” he said.

“The number of inter-State buses and route km operated in Telangana by APSRTC is high. This will cause losses to TSRTC. We will resume bus services once both corporations come to an understanding. If APSRTC accepts our proposals, we will hold another meeting and take a call on the resumption of services,” said a senior official.

The inter-State bus services between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been suspended since the nationwide lockdown on March 22.


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