Monday, October 23, 2017

Tandur to Dantewada bus service launched

Transport Minister P Mahendar Reddy on Sunday launched a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus service between Tandur town of Vikarabad district to Dantewada in Chhattisgarh State on Sunday morning.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the corporation was running services on six Inter-State routes. He said services would also be launched to Raipur, Sironcha (in Maharashtra) and Goa also. He recalled that the Government had extended a financial assistance of Rs 3000 crore to the corporation to strengthen it.

Later, the Minister unveiled the statue of Chakali Ilemma, a legendary person who fought the Nizam’s army for liberation of Telangana on the occasion of her 32 death anniversary, at Vijay Vidyalaya circle in Tandur town.

He called upon people to realise the dreams of Telangana freedom fighters and turn the State into a golden Telangana. He recalled various measures introduced by the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for the welfare of the washerman community.

TSRTC specials for ‘Cauvery Pushkarams 2017’

Kaveri Pushkaram: The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation plans to run special buses for the convenience of passengers wishing to travel to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for the ‘Cauvery Pushkarams’ between September 12 and 23.

According to a press release, these specials could be booked from various depots of the corporation. Hire charges have been fixed at ₹42 per km for super luxury services, ₹41 per km for deluxe and ₹45 for express buses which have more number of seats.

Travelling public can utilise these services for participating in the ‘Cauvery Pushkarams’ and having a holy bath and performing different ‘poojas’ and rituals, the release added.

New MGBS Platform Numbers List: VISIT TSRTC

Mgbs Platforms details & List: The officials have reshuffled the platforms of the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) for easy movement and comfort of the commuters. Officials released the list of reshuffled platforms for the notice of commuters.

Previously, AC buses were placed in the last row of platforms but now they are allotted for 1,2,3,4,5 MGBS platforms. So, the platform numbers of buses to other destinations have changed.

MGBS platform Numbers List Complete Details


Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela, Amaravati, and Iraavat (Airavat buses)


TSRTC Buses towards Bengaluru


KSRTC Buses towards Bengaluru


Anantapur, Dharmavaram, Puttaparti


Khammam Bhadrachalam, Manuguru


Sattupalli, Rajamahendravaram, Polavaram


Kunta, Bailadilla, Jagdalpur


Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Kodad


Guntur, Narsaraopets, Chilakurupeta


Yadgirigutta, Warangal




Acchampeta, Kalvakurti




Mahbubnagar, Vanaparti, Narayanpet, Hubbli


Nagarkarnool, Kollapur, Shadnagar


Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (TSRTC)


Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (APSRTC)


Visakha, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (TSRTC)


Visakha, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (APSRTC)


Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittor (TSRTC)


Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittor (APSRTC)


Medak, Bansuwada, Bodhan


Zaheerabad, Narayankhed, Karada, Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai (TSRTC & APSRTC)


Siddipet, Vemulavada, Karimnagar, Manchiryala, Asifabad


Nizamabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Amaravati(Maha)


Manchiryala, Ongole, Chennai




Parigi, Vikarabad, Tandur


Alighting Points

76- 79

City Bus Services


New MGBS Platform Numbers Details

Garuda, Garuda Plus, Vennela, Amaravati, will start from platform number 1-5, Bengaluru (TSRTC) will start from platform 6-7, the buses for Bengaluru (KSRTC) from platform 8. Whereas the Anantapur, Dharmavaram, Puttaparthi buses will start from platform 9 and on platform 10-11 Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Manuguru.

The buses for Sathupalli, Rajamahendravaram, Polavaram will start from platform 12 and Kunta, Bailadilla, Jagdalpur from platform 13.Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Kodad buses from platform 14-15, on platform 16-17 buses for Guntur, Narsaraopet, Chilakaluripet will halt. The buses going towards Yadagirigutta, Warangal will start from platform 18-22 and for Srisailam from platform 23.

On platform 24-25 buses for Acchampeta and Kalwakurthy and on platform 26 buses for Raichur. The buses going towards Mahbubnagar, Vanaparti, Narayanpet, Hubbli will start from platform 27-31 and Nagarkurnool, Kollapur, Shadnagar from platform 32-34. Whereas the Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (TSRTC) buses will start from platform 35-36 and on platform 37-38 Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru (APSRTC).

Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (TSRTC) buses will start from platform 39 and Visakha, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvatipuram, Amalapuram, Gudivada, Kakinada (APSRTC) from platform 40. The buses for Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittor (TSRTC) will halt on platform 41-42 and Gadwal, Kurnool, Tirupati, Chittoor (TSRTC) on platform 43-45.

Medak, Bansuwada, Bodhan buses will start from platform 46-47, Zaheerabad, Narayankhed, Karada, Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai (TSRTC & APSRTC) from 48-52. The buses for Siddipet, Vemulavada, Karimnagar, Manchiryala, Asifabad will be on platform 53-55 and Nizamabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Amaravati (Maha) buses on platform 56-58.

Whereas the buses for Devarakonda will begin from platform 62, for Parigi, Vikarabad, Tandur buses at platform 63-65. The buses for Alighting Points will start from platform 66-75 and the city bus service on platform 76-79.

Telangana RTC Losses Rs 1.5 crore every day

Karimnagar: Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy informed that the TSRTC is suffering a loss of Rs 1.5 crore every day. While corporation was getting Rs 10 crore as revenue, the expenditure is Rs 11.5 crore, he informed. Mahender Reddy along with Finance and Civil Supplies Minister Etela Rajender and RTC Chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana laid foundation stones for various developmental works in Karimnagar, Jagtial, Peddapalli districts on Sunday. They also planted trees in bus stands.

Laying foundation stone for moderanisation works in Karimnagar, he said despite the loss, RTC was operating services in all routes to provide transportation facility to rural people and the corporation was ready to operate buses to every village where there was road facility. Informing that the Telangana government has laid roads to all villages, Reddy said that buses have been operated to each and every village where there was no bus facility earlier. Still, there is no bus facility to 1,200 villages, he informed.

Unlike earlier, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao allocated Rs 1,000 crore in the budget for corporation. This year, 1,400 new buses were purchased by spending Rs 350 crore, he informed. Rs 14 crore were sanctioned for the modernisation of bus stands in Karimnagar. Of that, finance department allocated Rs 10 crore while the remaining Rs 4 crore by RTC.

Rajender made it clear that there was no question of privatising RTC and government was ready to extend financial support to the corporation. State government was not treating RTC as a profit making business and it is being considered as a service. Corporate level facilities would be provided in all bus stations in Karimnagar in the coming six months, he said.

“Every year, corporation is suffering Rs 1,000 crore as loss including Rs 500 crore through Pallevelugu services and another Rs 500 cr by Hyderabad city buses. Though we are operating services to rural areas, people, except students are not showing interest to travel in RTC buses,” RTC chairman said. In a view to enhance revenue, RTC lands have been leased out to private persons for 33 years lease period, he added. Informing that MPs and MLAs were coming forward to contribute amount from their funds for the development of the bus stations and others, he sought help from more number of public representatives.

TSRTC: Bus service from Kodangal to Hyderabad

TSRTC Bus Services from Kodangal to Hyderabad & Palle Velugu service to Vikarabad: The State government would adopt a humane approach towards TSRTC and continue to sanction funds for its strengthening through development of infrastructure and introduction of new buses, said Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy.

He said the RTC bus stations would be given a facelift and infrastructure will be developed at a cost of Rs 60 crore.

Launching a new nonstop bus service from Kodangal to Hyderabad and Palle Velugu service to Vikarabad on Saturday, the Minister said that the government was planning to operate buses to all villages in the State.

“We are unable to run buses to around 1,300 villages due to bad road conditions. However, this will be improved in a phased manner,” he added. To strengthen the RTC, the government allotted Rs 1,000 crore and efforts are on to make RTC financially self-sustained, he added.

The Minister said the government was contemplating constructing cinema halls inside the bus stations besides commercial complexes in the available land. Further, around 1,400 new buses would be introduced at a cost of Rs 350 crore and the Mini AC Vajra services, which are receiving goods response from public, will be introduced across the State.

He informed that tenders were invited for the road extension works between Hyderabad-Bijapur Highway with the Central government funding of Rs 133 crore. He also assured people to strive for sanction of Narayanapet-Parigi railway line.

Woman Raped In Bus Ongole to Hyderabad

Woman Raped In Bus Ongole to Hyderabad: The SR Nagar police on Friday booked a case of rape and criminal intimidation against G Krishna (27), a native of Singarayakonda, Ongole based on a complaint lodged by a 23-year-old woman, a native of Nellore and reportedly his girlfriend.

According to the police, Krishna and the victim were friends for a long time and reportedly had an affair. Last month, as the victim’s father was unwell, Krishna had gone to her home in Nellore to help her. Both then planned to travel together from Nellore to Hyderabad in a private bus. Krishna, who had told her that he booked normal seats in an RTC bus, however had booked sleeper class tickets in a private bus. They were together in adjoining seats in the bus on June 1.

Police quoted the woman’s complaint stating that Krishna sexually assaulted her in the moving bus during the night journey. After reaching Hyderabad, he took her to a lodge and raped her again, Mohammed Waheeduddin, Inspector SR Nagar, said, adding that Krishna had allegedly threatened her and raped her on multiple occasions apart from taking her ornaments as well. Based on her complaint on Friday, the case was booked and is being investigated.

TSRTC Online Bus Pass Rates 2017 & New Facility for Students

TSRTC Online Bus Pass Rates 2017 for Students: Telangana State Road Transport Corporation’s (TSRTC) decision to go online with student bus passes, an initiative which was started last academic year, is being repeated this year with some minor changes to the process.

Though the new process aids Digital India initiative, aims to minimize inconvenience for students, hopes to make educational institutions responsible and accountable for maintaining students’ data and discourages students from becoming irregular to colleges, the process is not without limitations- which could be easily addressed at the software application level with some policy changes.

Earlier, students used to get the bonafide certificate, admission number and other required documents from the schools and colleges and used to apply for bus passes by paying money at the bus pass counters near bus stands. Students had to go back and forth between their institution and these counters if some document was missing.

Now, by making the application process online, students are required to fill their bus pass application form online at for which they would get a confirmation on their phone immediately with a bus pass ID. (TSRTC Online Bus Pass Rates 2017)

Only after the particular institution where the student is enrolled approves the application, the student can go to the bus pass counters and get the bus pass by paying cash or through their debit or credit cards. For this, educational institutions have to register themselves with RTC by getting a code with a user ID and password.

Institutions (private and public) have different administrative charges payable to RTC to get this code and to renew the code every year, based on the level of education they provide. “This is a good move which prevents a single student getting multiple bus passes. But here the problem comes while renewing the pass every month (in case of college students).

For example, there are students who want to appear for supplementary exams which are conducted in September. These students who come from rural areas take a month off for preparation by staying home. When they miss the online due date to apply for renewal, then they have to go through the re-application process all-over-again.

Bus pass counters which have been contracted-out to private franchises are taking 30-40 days to re-issue bus passes. Students should be allowed to renew their passes in times of emergency,” commented Anil Kumar, District Convenor, ABVP.

To address this issue, RTC officials say that students need not appear in person at the counters to renew their pass every month and that they can send their old pass along with any of their family member instead before the due date.

While private educational institutions are now being given additional responsibility to maintain, approve and monitor student bus pass applications online, they still feel that more can be done to make the process complete.

“If bus pass print-outs could be taken in the education institutions after the applications are filled, uploaded and approved, then it will save a lot of time for students as they don’t have to visit and form queues at the bus pass counters at all. Shouldn’t that be the goal of digitalization?” asked Ravinder, Principal of Siddarth Junior College in Medak.

According to RTC officials, in the past several private educational institutions (schools and colleges) which were unrecognized have misused the system by giving bus passes to students who were not even enrolled. Under the new system, only educational institutions which are recognized by the government are being given the codes.

“Educational institutions can now keep a check on students who don’t attend classes regularly, audit would become easy, educational institutions are being made responsible and above all misuse of concession fare by non-beneficiaries would be prevented,” said P Srinivas, Depot Manager, Medak, speaking to The Hans India. Though the new online system has many advantages, from a student’s perspective renewal of bus passes is still a big cause for concern.

“Exceptions could be created to the business rules with some conditions in the software application by the programmers to make it easy for renewing bus passes even after the due date in special cases. Printing of bus passes can also be allowed to happen at any printer. But this requires a policy decision at the TSRTC head office level,” suggested Brahmi, a Software Engineer from US.

RTC officials concede that the present system may not be perfect, but issues which arise can be rectified. “A day will come when a student would be able to print a bus pass at the click of a mouse sitting at home. This effort of RTC is a starting point for that goal,” said P Srinivas.

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TSRTC draws kudos from BC panel

MLC V. Gangadhar Goud
MLC V. Gangadhar Goud

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has come in for appreciation from the Legislative Committee for Backward Classes Welfare for its implementation of various welfare measures, apart from following the reservation policy in letter and spirit.

At a meeting here, panel chairman and MLC V. Gangadhar Goud listed out the initiative of the Corporation – following the 49% reservation, with 26.418 of the employee workforce – 53,669 being from the BCS, and Medicare for them. Mr. Goud suggested that the BC reservation is made applied to outsourcing employees and also in the allocation of shops and establishments at bus stands and bus station complexes.

TSRTC invites e-Tenders for its O&M outlets

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has invited e-Tenders for appointment of Zone-wise service providers (for GHZ, HZ & KRMR zones) for dispensing fuel, other allied products sales and other related activities including day to day operation and maintenance of Fuel Outlets of TSRTC for a period of five years, extendable for 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

In this connection, the RTC has called for a pre-bid meet on June 2 at 11 AM at Bus Bhavan to clarify the issues with respect to the Fuel Outlets and the e-Tendering.

VAJRA Mini Buses Launched AC & Non-AC

TSRTC VAJRA Mini Buses AC & Non-AC: launching “Vajra” mini-buses of TSRTC for the public from Pragathi Bhavan here on Thursday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao vowed to resolve the Corporation’s problems and check losses being incurred. Fare charge Rs 300 for Warangal and Rs 350 for Nizamabad.

Later KCR launched an RTC Mobile application and said the new buses will cater to the needs of people as they will be almost at the doorsteps of the people. Exuding confidence that the Vajra buses become ideal to other States, KCR said the buses will be plied from various colonies in the twin cities and will be extended to other districts. KCR stated that he was making sincere efforts for safeguarding the TSRTC.

“Right now, we are pressing in 30 Vajra mini-bus services each to Warangal and Nizamabad from Hyderabad. The same buses will be extended to other cities and district headquarters in a phased manner. We have the responsibility to protect the TSRTC from recurring losses and ensure that the employees are content for which we have increased salaries by 44 per cent fitment besides regularising 4,000 employees”, he remarked.

To safeguard the TSRTC, the State government earmarked Rs 1000 crore in the State budget and taking all measures to ensure that Corporation make profits in future and become ideal to other States in the country, the Chief Minister hoped. “Gone are the days when the RTC was in the doldrums due to inefficiency of the previous governments and the employees were reeling under fear of privatization, he said. Efforts will be made to see that the GHMC gives funds to the RTC on a monthly basis and overcome debt problem in future.

VAJRA Mini Buses Advanced Technology

The Vajra buses as part of its effort to make air-condition travel affordable. The 21-seater T-32 BS-IV mini-buses, whose bodies were built by the Mumbai-based MG Group, are a combination of various state-of-the-art facilities, including GPS, Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), LCD television, high speed Wi-Fi and mobile charging points for every seat. The buses being equipped with GPS, commuters can live track their location using a mobile app, according to GV Ramana Rao, Managing Director, TSRTC.

Vajra Buses TSRTC Online Booking Via APP

All the other buses will be equipped with ticket vending machines and drivers have to issue the ticket. Initially, the corporation will run 30 AC-mini buses to Warangal and 18 buses to Nizamabad from Hyderabad. “We have decided to fare charge Rs 300 for Warangal and Rs 350 for Nizamabad,” an official said.