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CM holds review meeting on TSRTC

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to prepare a strategy to expand the Cargo and parcel services in the TSRTC.

Like the travel facility for passengers has been created all over the State, transport of goods and parcel should also be created for all the destinations in the State.

The CM, who already announced the setting up of Employees Welfare Board for the workers and employees of the TSRTC to solve issues of the RTC employees then and there, had also finalised the formation of the Board and its working guidelines.

The CM held a high-level review meeting on the Telangana State RTC here at Pragati Bhavan on Wednesday. Transport Minister Sri Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Government’s Chief Advisor Sri Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Sri SK Joshi, RTC MD Sri Sunil Sharma, EDs have participated.

KCR reviewed about turning the TSRTC round to making profits, implementation of the promises given to the workers and employees, strengthening the goods transportation network and other issues. He announced several decisions and offered suggestions.

“RTC buses are travelling on a daily basis to all the cities, towns and villages. They are providing transportation to lakhs of the people.

In a similar way, goods and parcels should be transported to each and every place including those in the remote areas. 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 depots to the shops, supply of medicines to the hospitals and all the goods being supplied by the government, henceforth will be transported through the RTC.

People are sending their goods and parcels through the private networks, but encourage them to utilise the RTC services. Make the necessary arrangments for the transport of goods and parcels to cities, towns and remote areas. There is no village where RTC buses won’t touch and the buses are also reaching to the remote areas. RTC is known for its safety.

If we strengthen the goods network, people will utilise the services. Transport goods to places like Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Sholapur, Nagpur, Jagtalpur and other areas where there is considerable Telangana population. Establish Stock Points in Hyderabad and other cities for the export and import of goods and parcels.

If we increase the goods transport it will be beneficial to the people and it will fetch profits to the TSRTC. If RTC starts making profits, the staff and employees will get bonus. Give training to the employees on the goods transportation and also make buses useful for the goods and parcel transportation,” the CM said.

The CM said the constitution of the RTC Employees Welfare Board is to solve the employees’ problems, meet the situation whenever it is required and to implement the assurances already given so far to them. The CM has taken decision on the formation of the Board in the meeting.

With two representatives from each depot, there will be 203 members on the Board as members. Of this, 94 will be from the BC communities, 38 SCs, 26 STs, 44 OCs. There will be 73 women members on the Board. The Board meetings will be held once in a week at the depot level, once in a month at the region level, once in three months at the Corporation level.

In these meetings, problems and issues of the employees will be discussed and solved. The CM instructed the officials to ensure that the staff and employees work with dedication and commitment to turn round the RTC into profits and to explain to the employees about the welfare measures taken by the government.

He wanted the RTC EDs to conduct depot-wise meetings in the next ten days and prepare locally specified strategies.

The CM also suggested increase in the bus services directly from various depots in Hyderabad to Chennai, Nagpur, Mumbai and other cities. He wanted simplification of procedures when RTC buses are given on hire for the marriages and excursions. (INN)

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