Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to prepare a strategy to expand the Cargo and parcel services in the TSRTC.
He was speaking at a high-level review meeting on the Telangana State RTC here at Pragati Bhavan on today. Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, RTC MD Sunil Sharma, and EDs have participated in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said the transport of goods and parcel services should be created on par with travel facility for passengers to all the destinations in the State. The CM, who already announced the setting up of Employees Welfare Board for the workers and employees of the TSRTC to solve issues of the RTC employees then and there, had also finalised the formation of the Board and its working guidelines.
The CM reviewed about turning the TSRTC round to making profits, implementation of the promises given to the workers and employees, strengthening the goods transportation network and other issues. He announced several decisions and offered suggestions.
“RTC buses are travelling on a daily basis to all the cities, towns and villages. They are providing transportation to lakhs of the people. In a similar way, goods and parcels should be transported to each and every place including those in the remote areas. Henceforth, all the goods and parcel transportation of the government departments will be done through the RTC Cargo and Parcel service only. Clear-cut instructions will be given to all the departments in this regard. Bathukamma sarees, books for the educational institutions, liquor supplied from the depots to the shops, the supply of medicines to the hospitals and all the goods being supplied by the government, henceforth will be transported through the RTC”, he said.
He further said that people are sending their goods and parcels through private networks, but encourage them to utilise the RTC services. Make the necessary arrangments for the transport of goods and parcels to cities, towns and remote areas. There is no village where RTC buses won’t touch and the buses are also reaching the remote areas. RTC is known for its safety. If we strengthen the goods network, people will utilise the services. Transport goods to places like Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Sholapur, Nagpur, Jagtalpur and other areas where there is considerable Telangana population. Establish Stock Points in Hyderabad and other cities for the export and import of goods and parcels. If we increase the goods transport it will be beneficial to the people and it will fetch profits to the TSRTC. If the RTC starts making profits, the staff and employees will get a bonus. Give training to the employees on the goods transportation and also make buses useful for the goods and parcel transportation,” the CM said.