With lockdown restrictions eased in Telangana, RTC buses have started plying from Secunderabad to various districts from today. Since the decision had come late in the night yesterday, the RTC authorities could not send in messages to their staff to resume their duties as a result of which the employees resumed work after 10 am.
Most of them reached their respective depots after watching CM KCR’s announcement on the Television channels. As the day progressed, the RTC authorities could give clarity on the entry points to the city for the buses to halt coming from the districts. Initially, there was a commotion in Imliban bus station as travellers thronged and began to demand services after learning that there are no bus service from there. However, owing to the pressure authorities have decided to run buses in the afternoon.
It was announced later that the buses coming from Mahabubnagar direction would halt at Aramghar and buses coming from Vijayawada direction will terminate at Hayatnagar bus depot while buses coming from Sanga Reddy, Nizamabad, and Karimnagar directions would terminate at Jubilee bus station whereas buses from Warangal direction will be allowed up to Uppal bus depot.
Meanwhile, Minister Sports and Excise, Srinivas Goud travelled in RTC bus up to Hyderabad today to check the maintenance by the staff. He inspected the Mahabubnagar bus depot earlier in the day before starting to Hyderabad whether the covid19 regulations are being strictly maintained.
He also appealed to the passengers to support the RTC in getting out of the financial mess it landed in due to lockdown. He also said that the travel by RTC is always safer.