Telangana RTC buses to transport liquor, medicines, books and sarees

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has instructed the officials to ensure that transportation of all goods from the government points to the distribution points in State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses.

Liquor (from depots to shops), school textbooks, medicines for hospitals and sarees distributed to women during Bathukamma festival are among the items he had mentioned for transportation in RTC buses. Rao held a review with the officials on the means to the currently loss-making State Road Transport Corporation into a profit-making entity. After the recent strike in the RTC, he gave a lot of ideas for bringing the RTC onto profit-path.

"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 depot to the shops, supply of medicines to the hospitals and all the goods being supplied by the government, will be transported through the RTC," Rao announced.

Rao exhorted the RTC management to attract the private individuals and companies to use RTC for transporting their goods. He also asked them to explore the possibility of extending cargo and parcel facilities from Telangana to Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Nagpur, Jagdalpur and other areas where there is considerable Telangana population.

The RTC will also have space and facility for loading and downloading goods.

The CM today signed a file increasing the retirement age of the RTC staff from 58 years to 60 years.

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