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APSRTC to add 4,000 new buses to its fleet this year

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warm welcome: Managing Director of APSRTC D. Prasada Rao being greeted by the staff in Kurnool on Wednesday. – Photo: U. Subramanyam
warm welcome: Managing Director of APSRTC D. Prasada Rao being greeted by the staff in Kurnool on Wednesday. – Photo: U. Subramanyam

Managing Director of APSRTC D. Prasada Rao has said that the corporation would strengthen its fleet by adding 4,000 new buses this year. The new buses would include Mercedes Benz for rural routes and Volvo for long-distance route operation.

Addressing the anniversary meeting of APSRTC Employees Cooperative Credit Society here on Wednesday, he said the sourcing of new buses would be a continuing process at the rate of 2,000 buses every year.

Mr. Prasada Rao said efforts were being made to make the corporation a vibrant organisation by actively involving the staff. For better communication and improvement in punctuality, common user group mobiles were given to 1.22 lakh employees. Punctuality in the operation of buses alone would make the organisation sustain in the business.

Mr. Rao said the corporation would adopt the latest generation engines for fuel efficiency and performance. Incentives were given generously to the employees in recognition of their productivity and performance.

The Managing Director said the corporation would extend all help to children of the employees for education and to help build their career. Meritorious students would be given incentives and scholarships.

Mr. Rao was all in praise for the Cooperative Credit Society, which according to him is one of the biggest in Asia and caters to the needs of a very large group. On the occasion, he distributed cash incentives and merit certificates to employees and children of the staff.

Executive Director Koteswara Rao, Regional Manager Krishnamohan, General Secretary of the society Nagaraju were present.


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