The much-awaited ‘Pushpak – Airport liner’ bus services to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) were flagged off at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport by Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy on Friday.

The APSRTC has introduced the buses from four different areas of the city. The buses will ply from Secunderabad via L.B. Nagar, from Secunderabad via Secretariat, from S.R.Nagar via Care Hospital and from Kukatpally via Gachibowli.

The corporation has started the new services after the Aero Express buses were withdrawn by the operator.

A total of 25 low-floor air-conditioned buses will make about 220 trips a day. The fares to the airport are between Rs.100 and Rs.200 depending on the distance.

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Reddy said that the services would fulfil the needs of the airport-bound passengers and also the general public. She congratulated the APSRTC authorities for introducing the bus service.

APSRTC Managing Director A.K.Khan asked the officials to ensure that punctuality is maintained by the bus drivers. He said more buses would be shortly introduced from other areas to the airport.

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