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130 news Volvo buses to add the RTC’, says Transport Minister Mahinder Reddy

July 19, 2014
Hyderabad

RTC will be having new 130 Volvo buses to add the existing fleet. The Minister for Transport Mahinder Reddy in a press meet announced that the State and the Centre jointly will purchase these buses.

Mahinder Reddy said that it has been decided to purchase each bus at a cost of Rs.1 crore. The cost of buses will be shared by government with 15 per cent, Centre 35 per cent and the rest of 50 per cent by RTC.

Mahinder Reddy said that a delegation is visiting Mumbai on August 5 and 6 to study the public transport system prevailing there. He said there will not any hike in the bus fares even though RTC is incurring Rs.2 crore losses a day. Mahinder Reddy said that efforts are being made to bring RTC into profitable place.

Mahinder Reddy said that stringent action would be taken on private operators in case of violations. He said that the buses belonging to Andhra Pradesh will not be allowed to ply in Telangana State in future. He said that efforts are being made available of bus for every five minutes.

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