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Ailing RTC hikes bus fares from Monday midnight to net Rs 750 crore per year

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Hyderabad: The State government has decided to hike RTC bus fares from Monday midnight across the State. In the city, minimum fare in ordinary bus has been hiked from Rs 5 to Rs.10.

The new bus fares will be Rs 15 in express, Rs 25 in super luxury and Rs 35 in Garuda and AC sleeper buses. In the city buses, Metro Express minimum fare is kept unchanged at Rs 10 and maximum fares hiked to Rs 35 from Rs 30. In the deluxe buses, minimum fare will be same and the maximum fare was hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 40.

            On account of change problem with passengers and conductors, the minimum fare in Pallevelugu services was hiked from Rs 6 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare has been hiked from Rs 73 to Rs 100.

Similarly, the ordinary monthly bus pass has been hiked from Rs 770 to 950, Metro Express bus pass from Rs 880 to 1070 and Metro Deluxe pass from Rs 990 to Rs 1185. Price of Travel As You Like (TAYL) 24-hour bus pass been raised from Rs 80 to Rs 100.  

            According to the information, the TSRTC officials have made all arrangements and directed the conductors, drivers to collect new charges from the midnight of December 2. The government directed the officials to hike charges by 20 paisa per kilometer and it will fetch Rs 750 crore additional revenue to the ailing TSRTC.  It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced hike in bus charges in Pragati Bhavan after cabinet decision to hike bus fares. 

Nagam asks RTC workers not to believe KCR promises

Hyderabad: Congress leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy today alleged that the State was witnessing “Tuglak” rule under TRS government. He also alleged that the confidence reposed in Police department has gone completely after the brutal rape and murder of Disha.

Speaking to mediapersons, along with TPCC vice-president Mallu Ravi, Nagam alleged that CM KCR lied that he did not have Rs 7 crore for RTC workers leading to deaths of 30 employees of the corporation and now the CM was promising to give thousands of crore rupees to the RTC keeping in view the upcoming municipal elections in the State.

He also dubbed CM KCR as infamous emperor Nero and labeled Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali as irresponsible. He asked the RTC workers to not believe the promises of CM KCR. He urged the RTC workers to not believe the promises of CM KCR while demanding the CM to change his style of functioning. (NSS)

Tuition fee will be paid to children of RTC staff

Hyderabad: The State government will provide free education to children of TSRTC staff. Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar today participated in a program in Khammam and joined the RTC crew in performing Palabhishsekam to a photo of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for announcing sops to them. 

            Speaking on the occasion, Transport Minister said the State government was committed to welfare of employees. Besides giving free education, tuition fees will be offered to the staff of the RTC. He said the facilities being offered to the government employees will be extended to the RTC staff. 

            Later, the minister distributed cheques of marriage schemes — Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak — among the beneficiaries.

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