Hyderabad: After a gap of more than 180 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) resumed its services in the city on Friday.
With the State government instructing RTC authorities to resume 25 per cent of city services, the movement of buses at bus bays and on the roads was limited. Several depots have resumed the operations with over 20 buses each.
On day 1 of resumption of city services, several buses have displayed ‘This bus has been sanitised’ to instil confidence among passengers to travel on public transport.
As a precautionary measure, conductors have been instructing passengers to maintain physical distance and urging them not to sit side-by-side.
All passengers were seen wearing face masks while boarding the buses. At bus stop points, buses are being sanitised with disinfectants after dropping the passengers. On request, passengers were also provided with sanitisers.
On the other hand, the occupancy is low with many people still working from home and educational institutions remaining closed. RTC officials expect the occupancy to pick up in the coming days.
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