Hyderabad: The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has rationalised the city ticket fare structure in order to overcome the problem of change.
“The existing City ticket fares are in different multiples from Rs 1/- to Rs 10/- and posing problem for refund of small change due amount to the passengers day in and day out. Due to non availability of small change with the commuter or the service conductor, frequent altercations occur between them while collecting the correct ticket fare amount and returning the change due amount.
The altercations arising out of such instances are also regularly highlighted by the print and electronic media,” RTC Managing Director G.V. Ramana Rao said in a statement today.
Therefore, the TSRTC has undertaken an elaborate exercise to rationalize the city ticket fare structure and curb the menace of small change amounts.
The practices in other cities viz., Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam etc., was also studied wherein fare is rounded off to multiples of Rs. 5/-. Therefore, from January 15, the city ticket fares in Hyderabad and Warangal cities have been rounded off to multiples of Rs. 5/-
The minimum charge of Rs 7/- in City ordinary buses is being reduced to Rs 5/- as part of rationalization.
“It is expected that these measures would pave way in maintaining cordial relations between the conductors and passengers and help prevent unfortunate incidents. The rationalization of fares will be implemented from the 1st departure of January 15 in Hyderabad and Warangal City operations,” the Managing Director said.
As per revised structure, minimum fare has been reduced from Rs. 7 to Rs. 5 and maximum from Rs. 27 to Rs. 25 in City Ordinary. (INN)