Why the APSRTC may lose its title of world's largest fleet of buses
news Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 1, 2015 | 3:30 pm IST Managing director of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) J Purnachandra Rao announced at the annual press conference on Wednesday that the APSRTC is likely to be bifurcated in the next one month. The APSRTC was certified by the Guinness World Records as the corporation having the largest fleet in the world and being the largest bus operator in the world. However, the bifurcation might transfer the title to the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation soon (TNSTC) According to a report in the Times of India, Purnachandra Rao also added that 1,300 new buses would be introduced in Telangana by March, while 1,000 new buses would be added in AP, he said. To avoid long queues at bus pass counters, the system would be made web-based to enable online access. However, completing the entire bifurcation of the corporation, in a month, might not be possible because of the turbulence between the two states. He also added that passengers could register their complaints on any issue including delay in timings, cleanliness in buses and bus stations, woman safety and others through an SMS service. All the 22,000 RTC buses would have vehicle tracking system so that citizens can get information about their arrival and current location by sending an SMS to a designated number. Tweet
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