Numerous recovery requests, introduction of TSRTC services
People are supported after the recent intervention by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has received several requests to resume or introduce bus services from various parts of the state.
It appeared that some of those who requested the resumption of services were encouraged after the recent intervention of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana in the restoration of bus services in Chidedu village at the request of P Vaishnavi, a class VIII student.
The TSRTC will put into service from November 6 a bus for students from the village of Gomaram in the district of Medchal – Malkajgiri. The move will help around 20 students facing difficulties to get to their school. TSRTC will operate a bus during school hours – morning and evening – to provide connectivity to students. The problem was highlighted by Twitter user Srinivas.
TSRTC has also embarked on a feasibility study to restore two other bus services – service numbers 34 and 65 from Secunderabad to Veldurthi and from Gomaram to Balanagar respectively.
The move came after Cherukupally Padma, a member of the territorial constituency of Shivampet Mandal Parishad, wrote to the depot director of TSRTC Medchal. Mr Srinivas shared an image of the letter on Thursday, after which TSRTC officials said they would look into the matter.
Talk to The Hindu, an official from TSRTC Medchal Depot confirmed the development.
âThe bus service for students from Gomaram to Gummadidala will start from tomorrow. There will be a bus for them and there will be 20 students. There will be two services – one in the morning and the other in the evening. For the Veldurthi issue, we are coordinating with the Medak depot manager and a decision will be made soon, âthe manager said.
Twitter users tagged TSRTC Managing Director VC Sajjanar to stress the need for bus services in the Old Town. Activist SQ Masood said the students were facing problems due to the shortage of bus services in the area. He also called for mini-buses to be introduced into the old town.
âThe RTC should do an assessment of the area and make plans to introduce a stronger bus network here. A meeting should be called with representatives of the public to check if new routes can be introduced in the old town. Public transport is linked to education and employment opportunities. There is a threat of dropping out of students if affordable transport in the form of public transport is not available, âhe said.
In response to such requests, the TSRTC said officers would “examine the feasibility.”