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City buses sought in Ongole

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‘Autorickshaws should be regulated by arranging parking slots’

Retired ASP Sunkara Saibaba leads roundtable conference on traffic woes of people in Ongole on Sunday.— Photo: kommuri srinivas
Retired ASP Sunkara Saibaba leads roundtable conference on traffic woes of people in Ongole on Sunday.— Photo: kommuri srinivas

There is a dire need for running city bus services in Ongole, which is in the hot race for location of the capital of residuary Andhra Pradesh, feels elite sections of people.

Speakers at a roundtable conference organised by the Forum for Good Governance here on Sunday demanded that the State Road Transport Corporation allot buses in the first phase itself.

They said autorickshaws, which ruled the roost in the absence of city bus services, should be regulated by arranging parking slots in prime locations including the railway station and the RTC bus station. No one should not be allowed to travel by the side of the driver.

Forum Vice-president and retired Additional Superintendent of Police Sunkara Saibaba, who moderated the discussion, said their report would be submitted to Superintendent of Police P.Pramod Kumar shortly to work out an arrangement to end the traffic woes of commuters.

Expressing concern over speed breakers put by people on their own indiscriminately, they said speed breaker should be put only as per R& B guidelines.

Forum member and Indian Medical Association City President Ch.Chalamaiah, who was selected for the IMA national award for community service for the year 2013, was felicated on the occasion.

Forum President A.Venkateswara Rao, CPI District Secretary K.Aruna, AITUC District President Sk. Sardar, CITU City President Dama Srinivasulu, CITU-led Andhra Pradesh Auto and Trolley Workers’ Union city Working President Ungarala Srinivasa Rao and forum Vice-President T.Gopal Reddy were among those who spoke.


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