Telangana: Adopt a depot, Minister calls on MLAs and MPs

Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar interacting with a passenger in a bus on Saturday.

Khammam: The first and foremost task before the TSRTC management is to make the corporation a profit earning entity, asserted Minister for Transport Puvvada Ajay Kumar.
He along with Khammam MP Nama Nageswar Rao travelled in a RTC bus from Khammam to Kothagudem to attend Palle Pragathi programme at Paloncha on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion he said officials were directed to improve occupancy ratio in RTC buses to make each bus trip profitable.

All elected representatives were asked to travel in RTC buses at least once in a month and it helps to improve the quality of the services, besides helping the corporation financially. Steps were being taken to launch cargo and parcel services in all RTC depots.

In one year time there would be change in RTC’s financial condition, he noted. It was planned to introduce about 1000 cargo vehicles in phased manner and by January 2020 nearly 100 cargo vehicles would be introduced. Separate logo, color for cargo services was designed. About 1,000 newly hired buses would be introduced in one month and tenders were finalised, Ajay Kumar informed.

Minister informed that he had called upon the MPs and MLAs to adopt at least one bus depot in their respective constituencies and allocate MP and MLAD funds to address the local needs. Already executive directors and other top officials in the corporation adopted depots.

Ajay Kumar stated that travelling in RTC was safe and urged public to travel in RTC buses and reach houses safely. Wyra MLA Ramulu Naik also accompanied the Minister.

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